Review of uveitis in Tohoku university hospital

Takaaki Otomo, Toshiaki Abe, Morin Ryu, Ryou Watanabe, Satoshi Tuda, Chiyoko Okamura, Masao Chiba, Nobuo Fuse

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Purpose: To present a review of uveitis during the past one year. Cases and Method: This study was made on 171 new cases of uveitis in our department during the past one year. Results: There were 81 males and 90 females. The age averaged 48 years. There was no difference as to age between males and females. The uveitis could be classified in 128 cases (75%). Sarcoidosis was the most frequent at 23 cases (14%), followed by Harada disease in 13 cases (8%), herpetic iridocyclitis in 13 cases (8%), and Behçet disease in 8 cases (5%). There were significant decreases in the incidence of Behçet disease and toxoplasmosis when compared with statistics in our institution from 1965-67, 1985-87, and 1993-2001. Conclusion: Sarcoidois is currently the most frequent entity in uveitis. There is a decreasing tendency of Behçet disease when compared with findings in the past decades in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)891-894
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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