Authors' Affiliations

Author’s Section: Peter Blosser1, Remil Simon1, Courtney Ridner2 1.Department of Pediatrics, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 2.Distephano Eye Center, Chattanooga, TN

Location

Mt. Mitchell Room 220

Start Date

4-5-2018 8:00 AM

End Date

4-5-2018 12:00 PM

Poster Number

133

Name of Project's Faculty Sponsor

Lasky

Faculty Sponsor's Department

Surgery

Type

Poster: Competitive

Classification of First Author

Medical Student

Project's Category

Biomedical and Health Sciences

Abstract Text

This report describes the case of a 56-year-old man who presented with blurry vision, increased intraocular pressure, and conjunctival injection after posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation. Initially post-operative endophalmitis and foreign body inflammation were considered as differential diagnoses, but after further examination pan-uveitis was diagnosed. Uveitis is an ocular finding that may indicate several diseases, one of which is Behçet’s Disease. During the interview, the patient mentioned a history of apthous ulcers and genital ulcers which then lead to the clinical diagnosis of Behçet’s Disease. This report emphasizes that Behçet’s Disease is rare in Caucasians. Therefore, is frequently misdiagnosed in North America due to variable presentations and by not exploring the option when analyzing differential diagnoses. Early diagnosis and intervention will prevent the development of blindness and fatality due to complications of the disease.

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Differential Diagnosis of Pan-Uveitis: Behçet’s Disease

Mt. Mitchell Room 220

This report describes the case of a 56-year-old man who presented with blurry vision, increased intraocular pressure, and conjunctival injection after posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation. Initially post-operative endophalmitis and foreign body inflammation were considered as differential diagnoses, but after further examination pan-uveitis was diagnosed. Uveitis is an ocular finding that may indicate several diseases, one of which is Behçet’s Disease. During the interview, the patient mentioned a history of apthous ulcers and genital ulcers which then lead to the clinical diagnosis of Behçet’s Disease. This report emphasizes that Behçet’s Disease is rare in Caucasians. Therefore, is frequently misdiagnosed in North America due to variable presentations and by not exploring the option when analyzing differential diagnoses. Early diagnosis and intervention will prevent the development of blindness and fatality due to complications of the disease.