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December 1963

Anterior Uveitis in Children: A Report of 16 Cases Including Long-Term Follow-Up

Author Affiliations

From the Ophthalmology Branch, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, National Institutes of Health, US Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;70(6):779-785. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960050781010

Anterior uveitis in children is, fortunately, a rare disease. Until 1953 the only publications concerning this entity were scattered case reports. Since that time, however, several groups1-4 have reported series of patients with childhood uveitis. The management and prognosis have received little emphasis.

The clinical program at the National Institutes of Health has provided favorable conditions for the evaluation and follow-up of a relatively large series of children with anterior uveitis. The nature of the Institute has further permitted prolonged hospital observation and more extensive laboratory evaluation than is generally feasible in private institutions. For these reasons a detailed analysis of all patients seen at the National Institutes of Health with the onset of anterior uveitis prior to 16 years of age was undertaken.

Method of Study  The hospital records of all patients with the onset of uveitis prior to the age of 15 and seen on the Ophthalmology

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