Causes of uveitis at a referral center in Saudi Arabia

Issam Hussein Hamade, Naser Elkum, Khalid F. Tabbara

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Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to determine the causes of uveitis at the Eye Center in Saudi Arabia. Methods: A retrospective review. The causes of uveitis were analyzed according to various patient characteristics. Results: A total of 488 cases were encountered. The age range was 3 to 99 years (mean age: 38 years). The most common causes of uveitis included anterior uveitis 60%, panuveitis 24%, posterior uveitis 11%, and intermediate uveitis 6%. Conclusions: The authors found a high prevalence of acute anterior nongranulomatous uveitis. The most commonly encountered infectious uveitis included herpes virus, tuberculosis, and toxoplasmosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2009


  • Behcet disease
  • Inflammation
  • Ocular tuberculosis
  • Uveitis epidemiology
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Immunology and Allergy


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