|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
Interferon as a Treatment for Uveitis Associated with Multiple Sclerosis
Becker M. D.1, Hudde T.2, Fiehn C.3, Storch-Hagenlocher B.4,
Purpose: Besides optic neuritis (ON), multiple sclerosis (MS) may also involve the eye in the form of a bilateral uveitis. Interferon has been shown to have beneficial effects in patients with MS and/or ON. As shown in the model of experimental autoimmune encephalitis and uveitis (EAE), the neurological and ophthalmological manifestations seem to share similar pathogenic mechanisms. Aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the efficacy of interferon for MS-associated uveitis.