Uveitis

Here is a short film of Professor Andrew Dick talking about uveitis.

Any child with suspected arthritis should be referred to have their eyes examined for uveitis, which can go along with juvenile forms of arthritis. Unfortunately uveitis can be present without any symptoms of the condition, and it can lead to deterioration in vision and ultimately blindness if left untreated.

Therefore, all children with JIA should all have an initial slit-lamp eye examination within six weeks of diagnosis according to the British Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR) and Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO).