Symposia Saturday

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Saal 1 08:00 - 09:30 03.10.2015
Symposium Sa03
German-Bulgarian Symposium - Uveitis – Deutsch-Bulgarisches Symposium
Vorsitzende/r: Karl-Heinz Emmerich (Darmstadt), Petja Ivanova Vassileva (Sofia)

Ophthalmologists from Bulgaria, Germany and Bulgarian ophthalmologists working in Germany will present current diagnostic, pathophysiological and therapeutic approaches in the treatment of uveitis.
Referent/in: Nelly Sivkova (Plovdiv)
The aim of the study is to present a review of literature and to discuss the indications, perioperative management, preoperative findings, and own results in patients with uveitis. Indications for therapeutic vitrectomy in uveitis have included the following: 1) significant media opacity (inflammatory or hemorrhagic vitreous opacification); 2) endophthalmitis or lens-induced uveitis; 3) macular edema unresponsive to medical treatment, 4) epiretinal membrane and 5) retinal detachment.
Referent/in: Tatyana Hergeldzhieva-Fileva (Sofia)
The purpose of the presentation is to discuss current diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities in the management of hypertensive uveitis. We performed a retrospective study of all consecutive 64 patients (47 men and 17 women, with an average age of 46 years) with hypertensive uveitis treated at our hospital for the period of 3 years (Jan 2012-Jan 2015). The therapy with oral anti-viral agents in addition to topical steroids was beneficial for the control of inflammation, and local and systemic anti-glaucomatous medications - for normalization of IOP. The visual prognosis and improvement of quality of life of patients with hypertensive uveitis depend on timely and appropriate management.
Referent/in: Yordanka Kirilova (Sofia)
Ocular metastases are the most common intraocular tumors in elderly patients. Usually they affect the uveal layer and the primary origin is a breast cancer (in women) and lung cancer (in men). The aim of presentation is to discuss problems in diagnosis and treatment in 3 patients with ocular metastases, and one with panuveitis due to Hodghkin Lymphoma, who were diagnosed as a masquerade syndrome.
Referent/in: Deshka Doycheva (Tübingen)
Uveitis of childhood is a sight-threatening disease and its therapy remains a significant clinical challenge. We review the current treatment strategies for pediatric uveitis, specifically focusing on the most common uveitis forms, juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis and intermediate uveitis. We present our experience with tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitors and derivatives of mycophenolic acid and provide clinical recommendations for their use in the treatment of children with uveitis.
Referent/in: Bogomil Voykov (Tübingen)
Glaucoma is one of the sight-threatening complications of Fuchs uveitis syndrome (FUS) and the most difficult to manage. We review the current treatment options and present our experience with the transscleral cyclophotocoagulation.
Referent/in: Carsten Heinz (Münster)
Uveitic secondary glaucoma is challenging complication in the course of the disease. Different uveitis entities show varying incidence rates. Consequent monitoring and adequate treatment strategies, including surgical approaches, may help to avoid permanent visual impairment in these often young patients.
Referent/in: Petja Ivanova Vassileva (Sofia)
Ocular tuberculosis is one of the few diseases causing uveitis which can be successfully cured. A timely etiological diagnosis and appropriate therapy are crucial for preventing complications and preserving vision. In an epidemiological study of patients with uveitis, with the help of questionnaires and detailed clinical examination, we analyze the criteria for the role of tuberculosis infection as the etiologic factor of uveitis. TB associated uveitis was found in 15,2% of the 415 patients who participated in the study. A high degree of suspicion and active search for tuberculosis infection in patients with uveitis, made in collaboration with specialists in internal medicine, pulmonologist and immunologist is crucial as undetected ocular tuberculosis can lead to irreversible vision loss.