Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Uveitis: anterior - overview

Synonym(s): Periodic Ophthalmia Equine Recurrent Uveitis Moon Blindness Iridocyclitis

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Uveitis is an inflammation involving the iris, ciliary body and/or choroid.
  • Anterior uveitis includes the iris (iritis or iriditis), ciliary body (cyclitis) and often the anterior choroid (anterior choroiditis).
  • The terms Periodic Ophthalmia, Equine Recurrent Uveitis and Moon Blindness are used interchangeably to describe recurrent episodes of acute anterior uveitis separated by a quiescent period of variable duration   Uveitis: recurrent  .
  • Uveitis is also classified as acute or chronic, or by etiology.

Etiology

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Clinical Signs

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Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prognosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Faber N A, Crawford M et al(2000)Detection of Leptospira spp in the aqueous humor of horses with naturally acquired recurrent uveitis. J Clin Microbiol38(7), 2731-2733.
  • Dwyer A E et al(1995)Association of leptospiral seroreactivity and breed with uveitis and blindness in horses; 372 cases (1986-1993). JAVMA207(2), 1327-1331.

Other sources of information

  • Brooks D E (1999)Equine Ophthalmology.In Gelatt K N (ed) Vet Ophthalmology(3rd ed), pp1053-1116, Lippincott.


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