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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 476-481

Pattern of uveitis in a tertiary eye care center of central India: Results of a prospective patient database over a period of two years

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Bhavana Sharma
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Saket Nagar, Bagh Swaniya, Bhopal - 462 020, Madhya Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1724_18

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Purpose: To identify the pattern of uveitis at a tertiary eye center in the central India and to compare with other reported studies. Methods: This prospective observational study was undertaken with all new uveitis cases attending the uvea clinic between January 2016 and September 2017. A standard clinical protocol and detailed investigations were done to find out the specific cause of uveitis. Results: A total of 210 patients with uveitis were evaluated. Anterior uveitis (47.1%) followed by intermediate uveitis (31.90%) were the most common type of uveitis in this study. Specific etiology of uveitis could be established in a majority of cases of uveitis (51.91%), except in intermediate uveitis group where the cause was mostly idiopathic (77.61%). Conclusion: Tuberculosis (46.29%) and viral etiology (38.88%) were the most common forms of infective uveitis (25.71%), whereas spondyloarthropathy (27.27%) and traumatic cause (14.54%) were the most common in the noninfective group of uveitis (26.19%).

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