Curbside Consultation in Uveitis: 49 Clinical Questions

Stephen Foster, MD, FACS
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Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional references on uveitis? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for the daily examination of patients? Curbside Consultation in Uveitis: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick and direct answers to the thorny questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between experienced clinicians.

Dr. Stephen Foster has designed this unique reference in which uveitis specialists offer expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly encountered by ophthalmologists, residents, and other health care professionals. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to uveitis with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate clinical diagnoses and treatment plans.

Curbside Consultation in Uveitis: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert pearls that even high-volume ophthalmologists will appreciate. Refractive surgeons, general ophthalmologists, and residents alike will enjoy the user-friendly and casual format.

Some of the questions that are answered:
• How do the results of the Systemic Immunosuppressive Therapy for Eye Disease (SITE) Cohort Study apply to the care of my patients with uveitis?
• How should I evaluate and treat a patient with uveitis?
• How should I treat macular edema in a patient with uveitis?
• How should I treat a pregnant woman with macular threatening toxoplasmosis retinochoroiditis?
• When should I refer a patient with uveitis to a uveitis specialist?

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Contr.ibuting Author.s

Question 1 Are There Standard Laboratory Tests That Need to Be Ordered in a
Patient With Uveitis?
Neal P. Bar.ney, MD

Question 2 What Is the Quality and Strength of Evidence in Peer-Reviewed Medical Literature on the Subject of Employment of Steroid-Sparing Immunomodulatory Therapy in the Care of Patients With Uveitis?
C. Stephen Foster., MD, FACS, FACR

Question 3 When Should I Refer a Patient With Uveitis to a Specialist?
Yasir. J. Sepah, MBBS (co-author.ed with Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc)

Question 4 Are There Special Considerations in Treating a Child With Uveitis?
Ron Neumann, MD

Question 5 How Should I Treat a Patient With Uveitis and Diabetes Mellitus?
Sana S. Siddique, MD

Question 6 What Underlying Causes Should Be Foremost in the Differential
Diagnosis of Acute Hypertensive Uveitis?
Russell W. Read, MD, PhD

Question 7 What Underlying Causes Should Be Foremost in the Differential
Diagnosis of Acute Hypopyon Uveitis?
Simon Taylor., MA, PhD, FHEA, FRCOphth
(co-author.ed with Sue Lightman, PhD, FRCP, FRCOphth)

Question 8 When Should I Consider Using Systemic Corticosteroids to Treat
Alejandr.o Rodr.íguez-Gar.cía, MD

Question 9 What Is the Single Most Important Source of Diagnostic Leads for
Uncovering a Diagnosable Cause of Uveitis?
Amr.o Ali, MD (co-author.ed with James T. Rosenbaum, MD)

Question 10 What Is the Risk of Blindness Due to Uveitis in Patients Treated With
Steroid Monotherapy?
Aniki Rothova, MD, PhD

Question 11 How Should One Properly Employ Topical Corticosteroid
Olivia L. Lee, MD (co-author.ed with C. Michael Samson, MD, MBA)

Question 12 Is There a Difference Between the Various Topical Corticosteroid
Joseph Tauber., MD

Question 13 How Do I Establish a Diagnosis When I Suspect Sarcoidosis to Be the
Cause of Uveitis?
Manfr.ed Zier.hut, MD, PhD

Question 14 When and How Should Intermediate Uveitis Be Treated?
John Randolph, MD (co-author.ed with Henr.y J. Kaplan, MD)

Question 15 What Are Some Important Associations Between Human Leukocyte
Antigen Phenotypes and Specific Uveitis Syndromes?
Mar.k S. Dacey, MD

Question 16 How Do I Diagnose and Treat Herpetic Uveitis?
Dor.ine Makhoul, MD

Question 17 When Should I Be Suspicious of Tuberculosis and What Testing Is
Nar.sing A. Rao, MD

Question 18 How Often Should I Examine a Child With Juvenile Idiopathic
Sofia Andr.oudi, MD (co-author.ed with Evangelia Tsir.oni, MD and
Per.iklis Br.azitikos, MD)

Question 19 How Should I Use Topical Mydriatic and Cycloplegic Agents?
Stephen D. Anesi, MD

Question 20 What Are the Indications and Contraindications for the Use of Periocular
Corticosteroid Injections?
Ar.usha Gupta, MD (co-author.ed with Esen K. Akpek, MD)

Question 21 When Should I Suspect and How Can I Tell if My Patient With Uveitis
Has a Masquerade Syndrome Rather Than Autoimmune Uveitis?
Annal Dhananjayan Meleth, MD, MS (co-author.ed with H. Nida Sen, MD, MHSc and Chi-Chao Chan, MD)

Question 22 How Do I Treat Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in a Patient With AIDS?
Sana S. Siddique, MD (co-author.ed with Muhammad Kashif, MBBS)

Question 23 What Are the Causes of Keratouveitis?
David S. Chu, MD

Question 24 Which Medications Can Induce Uveitis?
Nicholas J. Butler., MD (co-author.ed with Er.ic B. Suhler., MD, MPH)

Question 25 How Do I Diagnose and Treat Fuchs’ Heterochromic Iridocyclitis?
Debr.a A. Goldstein, MD, FRCSC

Question 26 How Do I Treat a Patient With Ocular Toxoplasmosis?
Gar.y N. Holland, MD

Question 27 What Diseases Should I Consider in a Patient With Neuroretinitis?
Emmett T. Cunningham Jr., MD, PhD, MPH

Question 28 What Are My Options in Treating Syphilitic Uveitis in a Penicillin- Allergic Patient?
Lama Mulki, MD

Question 29 How Do I Treat a Pregnant Woman With a Macula-Threatening
Toxoplasmosis Lesion?
Rajiv Shah, MD

Question 30 How Do You Treat Uveitis in Women Who Are Pregnant or
Er.ik Letko, MD

Question 31 How Do I Diagnose and Treat Acute Retinal Necrosis?
Suzanne Katr.ina V. Palafox, MD

Question 32 How Do I Diagnose and Treat Posner-Schlossman Syndrome?
Howar.d H. Tessler., MD

Question 33 What Is Immune Recovery Uveitis and How Do I Treat It?
Jennifer. E., MD, PhD

Question 34 How Do I Evaluate and Treat a Patient With Retinal Vasculitis?
William Ayliffe, FRCS, PhD

Question 35 How Do I Approach a Patient With Exudative Retinal Detachment and
Mar.gar.ita Calonge, MD

Question 36 What Are the Indications for Vitrectomy in a Patient With Uveitis?
Janet L. Davis, MD

Question 37 How Do You Treat Uveitis-Associated Macular Edema?
David M. Hinkle, MD

Question 38 How Can I Differentiate Birdshot Retinochoroidopathy From the Other
White Dot Syndromes?
Phuc Lehoang, MD, PhD

Question 39 Does B-Scan Ultrasonography Assist in Evaluating a Patient With
Elisabetta Miser.occhi, MD

Question 40 When Should I Order Fluorescein Angiography or Ocular Coherence
Tomography in a Patient With Uveitis?
E. Mitchel Opr.emcak, MD

Question 41 What Is the Risk of Sterility in Patients With Uveitis Who Require
Immunomodulatory Therapy?
Manolette R. Roque, MD, MBA

Question 42 How Do the Results of the Systemic Immunosuppressive Therapy for Eye Diseases Cohort Study Apply to the Care of My Patients With Uveitis?
John H. Kempen, MD, PhD

Question 43 How Long Should I Wait to Perform Cataract Surgery Once an Eye
With Uveitis Is Inflammation Free?
Sar.ah Syeda, BSc(MedSci) (co-author.ed with Ellen N. Yu, MD)

Question 44 How Do I Decide When to Place an Intraocular Lens Implant in a Patient
With Uveitis?
Khayyam Dur.r.ani, MD

Question 45 How Do I Evaluate and Treat a Patient With Persistent Inflammation
Following Intraocular Surgery?
Zhi Jian Li, MD (co-author.ed with John J. Huang, MD)

Question 46 What Is the Typical Clinical Presentation of a Patient With Intraocular
Wendy M. Smith, MD (co-author.ed with H. Nida Sen, MD, MHSc)

Question 47 What Are the Causes of Sclerouveitis?
Maite Sainz de la Maza, MD

Question 48 How Do I Differentiate Uveitis From Endophthalmitis?
Paul Yang, MD, PhD (co-author.ed with Alber.t T. Vitale, MD)

Question 49 Should I Enucleate the Inciting Eye in a Patient With Sympathetic
Jose Cuevas Fr.ancisco III, MD (co-author.ed with Har.vey Siy Uy, MD)


About the Editors

C. Stephen Foster., MD, FACS, FACR was born and raised in West Virginia, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry at Duke University, with Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa in 1965, and received his Doctor of Medicine Degree at Duke University Medical Center, in 1969, being elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He trained in Internal Medicine at Duke University Hospital from 1969 to 1970, and at the National Heart and Lung Institute, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from 1970 to 1972, during which time he also taught Internal Medicine, with an appointment as Instructor in Medicine at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. In 1972, Dr. Foster entered his Ophthalmology Residency training program at Washington University (Barnes Hospital), in St. Louis, Missouri, and having completed that in 1975, traveled to Boston to do 2 additional Fellowship trainings in Cornea and External Diseases, and in Ocular Immunology. He completed this training in 1977 and was invited to join the full- time faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology of Harvard Medical School, where he was a member of the Cornea Service and Director of the Residency Training Program at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He began his independent research in 1977 and has since been continuously funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health.    

After 30 years on the full time faculty of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, he decided to establish his own private practice—The Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution, a state of the art 12,000 square foot practice with its own chemo- therapy infusion suite and phlebotomy lab. Dr. Foster continues to direct a research labo- ratory at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI), through the support of his newly created research foundation, The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, and continues his teaching activities and training fellows as a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. He has also authored over 600 published papers and 5 textbooks.