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Pattern of Uveitis Associated with Behçet’s Disease in an Egyptian Cohort

Authors Abd El Latif E, Abdel Kader Fouly Galal M, Tawfik MA, Elmoddather M, Nooreldin A, Shamselden Yousef H

Received 17 October 2020

Accepted for publication 10 November 2020

Published 20 November 2020 Volume 2020:14 Pages 4005—4014


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Eiman Abd El Latif,1 Marwa Abdel Kader Fouly Galal,2 Mohamed A Tawfik,3 Mohamed Elmoddather,4 Asaad Nooreldin,4 Hassan Shamselden Yousef4

1Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt; 2Department of Ophthalmology, Research Institute of Ophthalmology, Cairo, Egypt; 3Memorial Institute for Ophthalmic Research, Cairo, Egypt; 4Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Assiut, Egypt

Correspondence: Eiman Abd El Latif
Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, 5 Soliman Mahmoud Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria 12311, Egypt
Tel +20 211 4867-2963

Purpose: To report the clinical experience of uveitis associated with Behçet’s disease in a cohort of Egyptian patients.
Methods: The present study is a retrospective analysis of the medical charts of patients with Behçet’s disease, who were referred to a tertiary eye care center in Egypt between June 2010 and June 2018.
Results: The current study included 1301 eyes of 681 patients with Behçet’s disease. The mean age of the patients at the time of referral was 27.2 ± 3.9 years. Panuveitis was the most common presentation. About 28% of all involved eyes had a final visual acuity < 20/200, by the last follow-up visit.
Conclusion: Behçet’s disease is an important cause of uveitis in Egypt, and despite the fact that the prognosis of Behçet’s uveitis has globally improved in recent years, the visual outcome in Egypt is still not favorable especially in case of delayed referral to tertiary centers.

Keywords: Egypt, uveitis, Behçet’s disease, Alexandria, hypopyon

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