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102. Jahrestagung der DOG

Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft e. V.

23. bis 26.09.2004, Berlin

Evidence-based Medicine in anterior Uveitis

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  • corresponding author M. Zierhut - Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Tuebingen
  • C. Deuter - Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Tuebingen

Evidenzbasierte Medizin - Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. 102. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft. Berlin, 23.-26.09.2004. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2004. Doc04dogDO.09.01

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Published: September 22, 2004

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The term "anterior uveitis" contains a variety of separable disorders, which can be differentiated by history, clinic or laboratory findings. This includes herpes-simplex virus induced Uveitis, Fuchs´ heterochromic cyclitis, HLA-B27 associated forms and also infectious disorders (syphilis, leprosy, tuberculosis, Lyme´s disease) and other non infectious forms, associated to systemic disorders (sarcoidosis, collagenosis, inflammatory bowel disorders). The therapy of the acute stage is quite well standardized. Multiple drugs are available for the prevention of recurrences or the therapy of severe cases (corticosteroids and immunosuppressives).

In this lecture studies will be presented which give information regarding the grade of evidence-based medicine. These results may be used for therapy suggestions.