Laboratory testing for ocular inflammatory disease is frequently a challenge for practicing ophthalmologists. The myriad of tests available, the complexities of their interpretation, and the underlying concern that one may miss an important systemic disease all contribute to this challenge.
This Focal Points issue provides practical guidelines for appropriate laboratory testing for the patient presenting with ocular inflammatory disease. The issue also reviews the steps of obtaining an accurate and detailed history.
Upon completion of this Focal Points issue, you should be able to:
- Utilize critical elements of the ocular and medical history and review of systems in framing a differential diagnosis for various forms of uveitis.
- Appropriately tailor common laboratory, office, and radiologic testing in the workup of the patient with uveitis.
- Interpret laboratory findings and appropriate follow-up for positive or equivocal tests.
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