Chronic inflammation of the uveal tract usually is resistant to treatment and is characterized by periods of quiescence after an exacerbation of varying degrees of activity. The causes most frequently ascribed are focal infection, syphilis and tuberculosis. Other causes are injuries, foreign bodies, local diseases of the eye, such as corneal ulcers, abscess of the lids, tumors of the orbit and cellulitis. Focal infection may be the activating agent in association with one or more of any of the other probable causes, and in many cases its presence tends to confuse the part played by any other factor. In the absence of clinical and serologic evidence of other systemic disease, the manifest presence of infection about the teeth, tonsils and pelvic organs is sufficient to ascribe the current attack to such infection. The prompt improvement in the eye following the eradication of all foci of infection that can be
BENEDICT WL, GOECKERMAN WH. FOREIGN PROTEINS AND GOLD IN THE TREATMENT OF UVEITIS. Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;8(2):250–258. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820150102011
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