Uveitis is a complex clinical definition. In ophthalmology it usually refers to the inflammation of any structure on the uveal tract. Uveitis is the cause of 10 to 15 percent of all overall cases of legal blindness in the United States, it accounts for almost 30,000 cases of legal blindness each year. Males are more affected than females in the pediatric groups and female adults are affected more than males. This is a difficult and complex disease to treat and there have been many clinical trials conducted offering new and novel treatment options. New trials are in the pipeline and some new treatments are showing good and promising results.
The typical imaging modalities used to document, categorize and monitor treatment of uveitis include Fundus Photography, Fluorescein Angiography, Enhanced Depth Optical Coherence Tomography and Ultrasonography.