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Ebola Survivors May Develop Eye Disease

Posted 7 May 2015 by

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 – An American doctor who survived Ebola had traces of the virus in his eye fluid long after it was no longer present in his blood, his physicians say. The finding suggests that other Ebola survivors should be monitored for possible Ebola-related eye problems, the doctors report in a new case study. "The thousands of Ebola survivors in West Africa and health care workers in their home countries will need to be monitored for eye disease in the post-Ebola period," said Dr. Steven Yeh, of the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta. The patient is Dr. Ian Crozier, an infectious disease specialists who went to Sierra Leone last August to help with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He contracted Ebola within a few weeks and was evacuated to Emory University Hospital, where he arrived in critical condition. During his recovery, Crozier developed severe uveitis, an inflammation of ... Read more

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Allergan Receives FDA Approval for Ozurdex as Treatment Option for Non-Infectious Uveitis Affecting the Posterior Segment of the Eye

Posted 29 Sep 2010 by

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2010 - Allergan, Inc. today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ozurdex (dexamethasone intravitreal implant) 0.7 mg for the treatment of non-infectious ocular inflammation, or uveitis, affecting the posterior segment of the eye. Uveitis is characterized by inflammation of the eye's uvea, which is the middle vascular layer consisting of the iris (anterior), ciliary body (intermediate) and choroid (posterior). Uveitis of the anterior (front) of the uvea is more common and typically does not lead to vision impairment;1 while posterior uveitis (back of the eye) is associated with more severe outcomes that can include blindness, cataracts, secondary glaucoma and macular abnormalities.2 Posterior uveitis is the cause of 10 to 15 percent of cases of blindness in the United States.3 Ozurdex is a biodegradable ... Read more

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