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Noninfectious uveitis in the Asia-Pacific region

Authors
 Yung-Ray Hsu  ;  Jerry Chien-Chieh Huang  ;  Yong Tao  ;  Toshikatsu Kaburaki  ;  Christopher Seungkyu Lee  ;  Tai-Chi Lin  ;  Chih-Chien Hsu  ;  Shih-Hwa Chiou  ;  De-Kuang Hwang 
Citation
 EYE, Vol.33(1) : 66-77, 2019-01 
Journal Title
EYE
ISSN
 0950-222X 
Issue Date
2019-01
MeSH
Asia / epidemiology ; Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological* ; Humans ; Incidence ; Pacific Islands / epidemiology ; Uveitis / diagnosis ; Uveitis / epidemiology*
Abstract
Uveitis is a sight-threatening disease. Up to 35% of patients may have impaired vision. Inflammation of the uvea tissue has more than 60 etiologies. Previous reports have shown that 20-40% of uveitis cases were noninfectious. Some of them may be associated with systemic rheumatological and autoimmune diseases but some may affect the eyes only. The epidemiology and clinical situations of some specific uveitis entities vary worldwide because they are influenced by genetic, ethnic, environmental, and socioeconomic factors. The Asia-Pacific region comprises more than 30 countries. Epidemiology and patterns of uveitis vary greatly in this region. However, some uveitis entities, such as Behcet's disease, sarcoidosis, and Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease, are more common in this region. Many studies on the epidemiology, risk factors, and immune pathogenesis of this disease have been conducted. In this article, we review the epidemiology of noninfectious uveitis and special situations of these three uveitis entities in the Asia-Pacific region.
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DOI
10.1038/s41433-018-0223-z
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Ophthalmology (안과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Lee, Christopher Seungkyu(이승규) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5054-9470
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/188981
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