Uveitis is a collection of over 30 diseases characterized by internal inflammation of the eye. Just recently, the NEI-funded “Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature (SUN) Working Group” published classification criteria to help with better disease-specific approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
Translational research is also an important factor to finding new treatments. We would like to highlight a study from the University of Kiel, Germany, in which Striatech’s #OptoDrum was used to measure the visual acuity of mice during the course of Experimental Autoimmune Uveitis (EAU). The authors could show that OptoDrum results correlated well with the clinical disease score of murine EAU, providing a relevant functional, in-vivo and longitudinal approach to evaluate novel therapeutic agents in translational uveitis research.