Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2020; 237(10): 1177-1186
DOI: 10.1055/a-1252-5281

Childhood Uveitis

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Stephan Thurau
Augenklinik, Klinikum der LMU München, München, Deutschland
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Childhood uveitis is an ophthalmological challenge, since on the one hand it often remains asymptomatic and difficult to detect, and on the other hand it often has a chronic course and is associated with a high risk of complications threatening the vision. The most important risk factors for childhood uveitis are underlying rheumatic diseases; recommendations for ophthalmological monitoring have been developed together with paediatric rheumatologists. Intermediate and posterior uveitis are rare in children. The therapy must effectively control inflammation and at the same time cause only minimal side effects. Since steroids in particular cause side effects frequently, an immunosuppressive therapy must be initiated early in an interdisciplinary cooperation with paediatric rheumatologists and parents with the goal of minimising steroids.

Publication History

Received: 18 August 2020

Accepted: 17 September 2020

Publication Date:
15 October 2020 (online)

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