Local or global? Pros and cons of treating uveitis with corticosteroid implants versus systemic immunomodulation

Russell N Van Gelder, MD

Meeting:  2018 RANZCO


Date:      -

Session Title: PLENARY: Clinical Controversies

Session Time:      -

Synopsis: Several options are available to the clinician for treating non-infectious uveitis. Corti- costeroid implants including the fluocinolone acetonide sustained release devices have been extensively tested in uveitic patients and shown to be efficacious. Similarly, a number of immu- nomodulatory therapies have been shown to be beneficial for chronic uveitis. The Multi-centre Uveitis Steroid Trial (MUST) has examined the relative merits of these two approaches. In this talk, the relative efficacy and side effects of these approaches will be discussed as well as the implications for sequencing treatment of disease.