Chiu-Tung Chuang

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BACKGROUND Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease and sympathetic ophthalmia (SO) are both autoimmune disorders targeting melanin-bearing cells, even though their etiologies are different. Both shared many ocular and systemic manifestations, including integumentary findings. Most of the literature focused on the ocular manifestations and related treatment.(More)
BACKGROUND The distribution of uveitis varies in different parts of the world, which is attributed to geographic, alimentary or genetic factors. Epidemiological studies in uveitis may be extremely important in an effort to better understand the etiology of the disease and the classification of its subtypes. The purpose of this study was to determine the(More)
PURPOSE To assess the clinical features of ocular sarcoidosis in southern Taiwan. METHODS A retrospective chart review of all patients diagnosed with sarcoidosis in Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital between 1991 and 2008. Age, sex, clinical features, systemic manifestations, biopsy sites, ocular manifestations, and visual acuity were recorded. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND To document the characteristics of syphilitic patients who present with ocular uveitis clinically and are diagnosed by an ophthalmologist first. METHODS Retrospective chart review of uveitis patients in the department of ophthalmology between 1992 and 2004 was done. We included only those patients with positive serologic tests, active ocular(More)
PURPOSE We report three cases illustrating an alternative treatment option for premacular haemorrhage. METHODS This retrospective interventional case study included three eyes in three patients with premacular haemorrhage caused by idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in the first case, trauma in the second case and retinal arterial macroaneurysm in the(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the patterns and etiologies of uveitis at a tertiary referral center in Taiwan. METHODS This retrospective chart review of uveitis patients from January 2001 to December 2014 updates a previous study a decade ago (2003). RESULTS We identified 450 patients, among whom anterior uveitis was most common, followed by panuveitis, posterior(More)
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