Blum-Hareuveni et al reported risk factors for cataract development in a child with uveitis. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from multiple institutions in England and Israel.

Patient selection: child with uveitis


Risk factors for development of cataract:

(1) number of uveitis flares per year (hazard ratio 3.1)

(2) cystoid macular edema (hazard ratio 2.9)

(3) posterior synechia at presentation (hazard ratio 2.9)

(4) local injection of corticosteroids (hazard ratio 2.4)



• A flare is defined as any event with increased intra-ocular inflammation that required treatment.


Controlling inflammation is important in preventing ocular complications.

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