UVEITIS in children, though relatively uncommon, may be a very distressing problem. The literature on the subject is scant and for the most part incidental to reports concerned with toxoplasmosis,* sarcoidosis.6 or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (Still's disease).† The only series of children with uveitis was reported by Thomson13 (1928), whose 10 cases had in common a chronic course, uveal tract disturbance without visible fundus change or iritis, and unilateral involvement; apparently the etiology was unknown. Ravin14 (1944) described a case of iritis following measles in a 3-year-old girl; Hallett15 reported a case of iridocyclitis coincident with chickenpox in a 7-year-old boy, and Wilder16 (1950) reported the finding of nematode larvae in the granulomatous lesions of a series of eyes enucleated from children.
The purpose of the present study was to analyze all the cases of childhood uveitis seen in connection with the uveitis survey being
KIMURA SJ, HOGAN MJ, THYGESON P. UVEITIS IN CHILDREN. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(1):40-48. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090040005