Uveitis

Vestn Oftalmol. 2009 Sep-Oct;125(5):57-60.

Use of plasmapheresis-based extracorporeal hemocorrection in the treatment of endogenic uveitis and autoimmune eye diseases.

[Article in Russian]

Frolov AB, Grechany? MP, Chentsova OB.

The paper gives the methods of plasmapheresis-based extracorporeal exposure to blood and its components to correct hemostatic disorders. Afferent methods, as well as quantum hemotherapy methods are outlined. The immunomodulating mechanism of their action, which favors a prompter elimination of inflammation, increases ocular functions, and reduces recurrences, is revealed. The mechanisms of action of plasmapheresis as a technique used alone and in combination with laser and ultraviolet blood irradiation and indications for and contraindications to the use of various hemocorrection methods are described.

Vestnik oftalmologii. 1999;115 5): 20-21.

The treatment of posttraumatic uveitis with low-intensity laser Radiation.

Inkova G A, Ionin A P, Ionina G I.

Eighty-two patients with severe posttraumatic uveitis (eye inflammation) which could not be treated by traditional antiinflammatory therapy were exposed to LLLT. The patients were divided into 3 groups: – infrared laser exposure semiconductor pulsed laser, – intravenous exposure of the blood to a He-Ne laser and – both treatments. The treatment efficacy was monitored by measuringlipid  peroxides and superoxide dismutase in the lacrimal fluid. The treatment proved to be effective. The best results were attained by applying both methods of exposure, as was shown by sooner normalization of the content of lipid peroxidation products and activity of superoxide dismutase.