Korean J Ophthalmol > Volume 3(1); 1989 > Article
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 1989;3(1):33-37.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/kjo.1989.3.1.33    Published online June 30, 1989.
Clinical analysis of uveitis.
Hum Chung, Dong Gyu Choi
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
Uveitis can be classified in a variety of ways and this fact makes it difficult to compare results. Therefore we classified uveitis by the location with the method of Henderly; anterior-, posterior-, intermediate- and panuveitis. We determined the frequency of occurrence, etiology and clinical characteristics of various forms of uveitis. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 683 patients with uveitis seen at Seoul National University Hospital from January 1978, to December 1987. The results were as follows. 1. 192 cases (28.1%) occurred as anterior uveitis, 218 cases (31.9%) as posterior uveitis, 166 cases (24.3%) as panuveitis and 107 cases (15.7%) as pars planitis. Posterior uveitis was the most common form of uveitis. 2. In cases of anterior uveitis, 142 cases (74.0%) were idiopathic, traumatic uveitis was seen in 18 cases. In posterior-uveitis, 111 cases (50.9%) were idiopathic, retinal vasculitis including Eales' disease in 60 cases (27.5%), toxoplasmosis in 23 cases (10.6%). In cases of panuveitis, idiopathic form occurred in 80 cases (48.2%), Behcet's disease in 41 cases (24.7%). The idiopathic form was the most common entity in all locations of uveitis.
Key Words: uveitis;etiology;retrospective analysis

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