Uveitis - It's a Clinical Sign, Not A Diagnosis
Think of uveitis as an ocular lymphadenopathy! What caused the inflammation?
Often, anterior and/or posterior uveitis is simply a manifestation of a systemic disease. It may also be secondary to cataract (in dogs), neoplasia (in elderly patients) and corneal disease. Though many cases may be idiopathic, a diagnosis of uveitis mandates a thorough investigation to uncover the primary cause. Prompt treatment is required, as complications resulting from uveitis may lead to blindness. However, treatment without proper diagnosis will usually result only in temporary relief, and may very well endanger the patient’s life as a potentially grave systemic condition is not diagnosed.
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Recording from 22 September 2022
Professor Ron Ofri,Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ron Ofri was a member of the charter class of the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Upon his graduation, he traveled to the University of Florida, where he trained in veterinary ophthalmology and obtained his Ph.D. He then returned to Israel and joined his alma mater, where he is currently a Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology, winner of numerous Teacher of the Year awards, and author of more than 100 refereed papers. Ron is also a very popular international speaker, having been invited to talk in more than 40 countries, in continuing education seminars, national meetings, and world congresses for general practitioners, including BSAVA, WSAVA, WVC, and NAVC, as well as advanced courses in his research fields of retinal electrophysiology and visual optics. Ron is a contributing author to the Gelatt's classic textbook Veterinary Ophthalmology (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th editions) as well as a co-author of the popular textbook Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology (4th, 5th, and 6th editions). Ron is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO), a former ECVO Executive Board member and in 2002-2005 he served as President of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology