A 50-year-old woman with hypertension, diabetes, and allergies presented to the ophthalmology clinic for an evaluation of uveitis after experiencing 9 months of eye redness and pain that started in her right eye and involved both eyes within a few months. The patient had a history of asthma and had recently been hospitalized after radiologic findings of pulmonary infiltrates. The patient was diagnosed with pneumonia, myocarditis, and hypereosinophilic syndrome and received high-dose intravenous corticosteroids. At hospital discharge, the patient’s medications were changed to prednisone, 11 mg orally once daily, and azathioprine, 100 mg orally once daily.
Small K, Stephenson A, Foster CS. Chronic Eye Redness and Pain After 9 Months of Anti-inflammatory Therapy. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online December 27, 2018137(3):314–315. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.5417
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