Uveitis

Diagnostic vitrectomy for uveitis indicated to obtain tissue for biopsy

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — The need for a biopsy specimen in a patient with uveitis is an indication for diagnostic vitrectomy, a somewhat technique-based but mostly disease-based procedure, according to a speaker.“Figuring out the disease and what you need to do to control it is an essential part of the surgery, because the disease, in many cases, is going to be ongoing even after the surgical procedure,” Janet L. Davis, MD, told colleagues at Retina 2013.