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Learn about a new line of treatment for uveitis – the third leading cause of blindness in developed nations. While corticosteroids and other corticosteroid-sparing agents have been widely used in management of noninfectious uveitis, this Focal Points module focuses on a newer line of therapy termed biologic agents. Biologic agents have shown efficacy as primary therapy for uveitis or as secondary corticosteroid-sparing agents. Biologic agents are increasingly being used not only for uveitis, but also for treatment of other inflammatory ocular diseases. With peak onset for uveitis occurring between 20 and 40 years of age among working individuals, it is important to know the latest about treating this significant public health concern.
Upon completion of this Focal Points module, you should be able to:
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