Uveitis – chances for new treatments


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.

The uvea is the middle layer of the eye which contains much of the eye’s blood vessels. Source: NEI

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.

Fundus image of a mouse with EAU. Source: Dr. J. Tode

If you have questions or would like to discuss your specific research application, have a closer look at our OptoDrum page or contact us directly via [email protected].