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The classic triad for acute anterior uveitis is pain, sensitivity to light, and blurred vision
Kaplan qbank mentions it as classic triad for uveitis. does it sound okay ? all appears non specific to me...
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depends on whether its anterior or posterior uveitis.

also uveitits in MLE will always be associated with other systemic findings of disease.. like IBD etc.

so dont fret about it as a seperate entity.. for answering questions just hv a rough idea--->something wrong with eye + C/F of systemic disease= diagnosis
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Hypopyon in anterior uveitis, seen as yellowish exudate in lower part of anterior chamber of eye
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Patients with anterior uveitis usually complain of pain, redness, blurred vision, and photophobia, watering.15 Most of the patients would have had repeated attacks and would have sought consultation with multiple ophthalmologists and would have used topical and/or systemic medications on and off. Blurring of vision, which is perhaps the commonest symptom, is caused by turbidity of the aqueous. Photophobia is commonly due to ciliary muscle spasm but anterior chamber cellular infiltration, corneal epithelial edema and pupillary muscle involvement can also contribute. Varying degree of pain seen in anterior uveitis can be attributed to ciliary muscle spasm. It is usually a dull aching type of pain or a throbbing sensation.
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depends on whether its anterior or posterior uveitis.

also uveitits in MLE will always be associated with other systemic findings of disease.. like IBD etc.

so dont fret about it as a seperate entity.. for answering questions just hv a rough idea--->something wrong with eye + C/F of systemic disease= diagnosis
btw, systemic disease associated with uveitis are behcets,SLE,Syphillis,Sarcoid and SNSA.
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