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Abstract Title:

The effect of the Dead Sea environment on uveitis.

Abstract Source:

Neurol Res. 2010 Feb;32 Suppl 1:27-30. PMID: 15729957

Abstract Author(s):

Ronit Yagev, Erez Tsumi, Joan Avigur, Pavel Polyakov, Jacov Levy, Tova Lifshitz

Article Affiliation:

Department of Ophthalmology, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. yagev@bgumail.bgu.ac.il

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Uveitis is an acute or chronic inflammatory process of the uvea caused by a number of etiologies. In many patients the etiology is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of the Dead Sea environment (climatotherapy) on the signs, symptoms and clinical course of chronic uveitis. METHODS: Fifty-five patients with chronic uveitis were examined at the beginning and end of a 3-4 week stay at the Dead Sea region and on repeat visits to the region. Study data included demographic information, medical history, etiology, diagnosis, medication, and a complete ophthalmic examination. RESULTS: Statistically significant improvements were seen between the two examinations within each visit in four parameters (negative values indicate improvement): a) visual acuity for near and far: Jaeger (-0.98 +/- 0.18, P

Study Type : Human Study

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