Retinal vasculitis

Ahmed M. Abu El-Asrar, Carl P. Herbort, Khalid F. Tabbara

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Retinal vasculitis is a sight-threatening intraocular inflammation affecting the retinal vessels. It may occur as an isolated ocular condition, as a manifestation of infectious or neoplastic disorders, or in association with a systemic inflammatory disease. The search for an underlying etiology should be approached in a multidisciplinary fashion based on a thorough history, review of systems, physical examination, and laboratory evaluation. Discrimination between infectious and noninfectious etiologies of retinal vasculitis is important because their treatment is different. This review is based on recently published articles on retinal vasculitis and deals with its clinical diagnosis, its link with systemic diseases, and its laboratory investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-433
Number of pages19
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2005


  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Retina
  • Vasculitis


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