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.
Abstract
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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