Purpose: To report on ocular manifestations and visual outcomes of Thai patients with Behçet’s Uveitis (BU). Methods: We reviewed medical records of 50 BU patients (31 males and 19 females). Ocular manifestations, treatment modalities, complications, and visual outcomes were registered. Results: Ocular involvement was bilateral in 76% of patients, resulting in 89 affected eyes. Panuveitis and posterior uveitis were the most common types. Retinal vasculitis was noted in majority of affected eyes and specifically arteritis was noticed in 32/57(56%). Most patients received combination therapy of systemic corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents (azathioprine 72%). At final visit, VA ≤20/200 was observed in 25 affected eyes (28%). Risk factors for poor visual outcome were poor visual acuity at presentation (p < 0.001) and development of optic atrophy (p = 0.01). Conclusions: Typical ocular manifestations of Thai patients with BU consisted of bilateral uveitis affecting posterior eye segment with high rate of complications and frequent visual loss.

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Keywords Behçet’s uveitis, complications, ocular manifestations, Thailand, visual outcomes
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/09273948.2017.1351570, hdl.handle.net/1765/102366
Journal Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Citation
Pathanapitoon, K, Kunavisarut, P, Saravuttikul, F. (Fa-Arun), & Rothová, A. (2017). Ocular Manifestations and Visual Outcomes of Behçet’s Uveitis in a Thai population. Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, 1–5. doi:10.1080/09273948.2017.1351570