Medical Research

Below you will find a list of topics and sub topics with direct links to websites containing current and up to date further information.

Olivia’s Vision will update this page regularly as new research and studies are undertaken and published.

Medical overviews of uveitis

Diagnosis and symptoms

Overview of various systemic diseases and the treatment of Uveitis

Rheumatology and uveitis

Specific types of uveitis

JIA-associated Uveitis

Paediatric Rheumatology clinical trials

Details on the Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Studies Group are available from the Arthritis Research UK website.

The CSG has been awarded a grant to support an Extended Biologics Study and a key priority area has been a trial of anti-TNF therapy in JIA-Uveitis.

There are also plans for the following studies to take place:

  • Biologics for Children with Rheumatic Diseases – The Extended Biologics Study
  • Randomised Control Trial of the Clinical Effectiveness, Safety and Cost Effectiveness of Adalimumab for the Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis-associated Uveitis

Article in Observer newspaper 2010 concerning the importance of nationwide Children Vision Tests

Children with intermediate Uveitis


HIV and syphilis


Chrohns, scleritis and episcleritis

Lupus and dry eye

Behcet’s Syndrome

Cystoid macular oedema


Pharmacotherapy for uveitis

Overview of steroid sparing treatment with reference to systemic diseases

Newer therapies

Easy to follow summary of newer drugs and their effects on various diseases after uveitis is resistant to the more commonly used therapies. Contains possible future therapy:

New drugs