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Acta Médica Costarricense

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LEON-CESPEDES, Carlos et al. Medical recommendations for non-infectious uveitis in adults. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2020, vol.62, n.1, pp.26-37. ISSN 0001-6002.


Noninfectious uveitis represents an important cause of visual loss worldwide, which in view of the severity and complexity of complications demands an early and multidisciplinary approach to therapy. In Costa Rica there is no statistical records of incidence nor consensus of management of these entities to this date.


To summarize the therapeutic recommendations for non-infectious uveítis according to the scientific evidence and adapt them to the Costa Rican conditions.


A non-systematic review of medical literature indexed on PubMed and Scielo, concerning medical and surgical management of non-infectious uveitis was carried out. Likewise, the recommended therapeutic schemes in America and Europe were compared to the approach used in the Costa Rican hospital centers. In the elaboration of these recommendations participated physicians, specialists of all multidisciplinary clinics for uveitis of the country.


In Costa Rica, the majority of alternatives available for the treatment of idiopathic uveitis in the public health system are available. It was possible to create therapeutic algorithms for the different diseases.

Keywords : not infectious uveitis; ocular inflammation; autoimmunity; immunotherapy; uveitic cataract.

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