Focused Issue on Innovations in the Diagnosis and Management of Uveitis

Posted On 2019-07-09 06:33:16

This focused issue on “Innovations in the Diagnosis and Management of Uveitis” is edited by Dr. Steven Yeh, from Emory Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Dr. Steven Yeh holds the M. Louise Simpson Professorship in Ophthalmology, in the section of Vitreoretinal Surgery & Diseases, Emory Unversity School of Medicine and is the director of Uveitis and Vasculitis, Emory Eye Center. His clinical areas of expertise include advanced diagnostics for the care of adult and pediatric uveitis, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, and retinal detachment surgery. Dr. Yeh has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts, many of which have been presented at premier ophthalmology conferences and meetings. He received recognition as a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow and was presented the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship award. He currently serves on the Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee and the Uveitis Knowledge Base Panel of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

    Proposed focused issue outline:
  1. Establishing the evidence: Clinical trials in uveitis
  2. Innovations in the diagnosis of sarcoidosis
  3. Pediatric uveitis: EYE-Q and metrics beyond visual acuity
  4. Mechanisms of HLA-B27 uveitis: Role of gut microbiome
  5. Metagenomic deep sequencing in uveitis: has the next generation arrived?
  6. Novel diagnostics for intraocular lymphoma
  7. Advances in drug delivery for posterior uveitis
  8. Old, new and borrowed: Biologic therapies for uveitis
  9. Next generation diagnostic imaging for uveitis: Posterior uveitis
  10. Next generation diagnostic imaging for uveitis: Anterior uveitis, scleritis, and episcleritis
  11. Acute retinal necrosis: Update on diagnosis and treatment
  12. Ebola, emerging infectious disease and uveitis
  13. Diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune retinopathy
  14. Update on diagnosis and treatment of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome
  15. Uveitis associated with Checkpoint Inhibitors
  16. Immunogenetics of uveitis
  17. Mechanisms of viral persistence in infectious uveitis: implications for therapy