Intraocular Inflammation in Diabetic Populations

Intraocular Inflammation in Diabetic Populations Curr Diab Rep (2017) 17:83 DOI 10.1007/s11892-017-0910-3 MICROVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS—RETINOPATHY (JK SUN AND PS SILVA, SECTION EDITORS) 1 1 1 Wajiha J. Kheir & Huda A. Sheheitli & Rola N. Hamam Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract then, several case reports have highlighted a possible link Purpose of review The purpose of this review is to determine between uveitis and DM [8–12]. In fact, uveitis has been con- the prevalence of uveitis in the diabetic population, the clinical sidered to be an ocular manifestation of DM [13]. In addition, features of the uveitis and diabetes when coexisting and path- several authors have defined a DM-related uveitis, which is ophysiology of a possible correlation. We also aim to review uveitis in the presence of poorly controlled DM and in the the cases of diabetes and uveitis in the literature. absence of any other underlying cause [3, 6, 14–16]. Recent findings The basis of an association between uveitis Although an association between uveitis and DM has been and diabetes mellitus (DM) is the common pathophysiology suggested, causation has not been established [14, 15, 17]. of inflammation. There are several reports on a DM-related Despite that, many articles discuss the postulated immunolog- uveitis, Current Diabetes Reports Springer Journals

Intraocular Inflammation in Diabetic Populations

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