Original Article

Uveitis Related with Multiple Sclerosis

10.4274/tjo.42.36035

  • Sirel Gür Güngör
  • Yonca Aydin Akova
  • Ebru Akar

Received Date: 19.12.2011 Accepted Date: 06.08.2012 Turk J Ophthalmol 2012;42(6):462-465

Purpose:

To evaluate the clinical findings and outcomes of uveitis in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Material and Method:

We retrospectively evaluated the medical records of eight MS patients who had presented with uveitis to the uveitis clinic between years 2005 and 2011.

Results:

The mean visual acuity of the thirteen eyes of eight patients (seven women, one man; mean age 39±7.5 years; mean follow-up 3.8±1.8 years) was 0.7±0.2 at the time of presentation. Two patients were diagnosed as anterior uveitis related with MS, five patients as intermediate uveitis and retinal vasculitis, and one patient as retinal vasculitis alone. All patients received interferon β-1a during the follow-up. The uveitis treatment was applied according to the localization of the disease. Except in one, the visual acuity was restored in all patients at the end of follow-up.

Discussion:

Uveitis can be taken under control and recurrences and permanent visual loss can be prevented in patients treated with interferon β-1a.(Turk J Ophthalmol 2012; 42: 462-5)

Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, uveitis, treatment

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