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Long-term outcome after implantation of a suprachoroidal cyclosporine drug delivery device in horses with recurrent uveitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20840106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the long-term efficacy, complications, and duration of effect of a cyclosporine (CsA) suprachoroidal implant (CSI) in horses with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU).
METHODS: Horses with ERU were treated with a 6-mm diameter, 25 mg, reservoir matrix CsA implant in the deep sclera adjacent to the suprachoroidal space. Horses with follow-up >1 year were examined for frequency of uveitis episodes, complications, and vision at last recheck.
RESULTS: Data from 151 eyes of 133 horses from the USA and Europe that had CsA devices implanted for ERU were reviewed. Follow-up time ranged from 13 to 85 months after surgery, with a mean and median follow-up time of 28.9 and 26.3 months, respectively. Overall, at last follow-up 78.8% of eyes were considered visual and the overall mean frequency of uveitis episodes after CSI was 0.09 ± SD 0.08 episodes per month. The most common complications leading to vision loss at last follow-up were persistent uveitis episodes (54%), glaucoma (22%), mature cataracts (16%), and retinal detachment (6%). Persistent uveitis episodes tended to be the highest cause of vision loss in horses with <24 months and >48 months of follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated the long-term maintenance of vision of horses with ERU implanted with a CSI. The increased vision loss related to uveitis episode of inflammation in eyes after the likely depletion of CsA from the CSI suggests that a repeat CSI may be required at or before 48 months after surgery.
Brian C Gilger; David A Wilkie; Allison B Clode; Richard J McMullen; Mary E Utter; Andras M Komaromy; Dennis E Brooks; Jacklin H Salmon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary ophthalmology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1463-5224     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-15     Completed Date:  2011-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887377     Medline TA:  Vet Ophthalmol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Sciences, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cyclosporine / administration & dosage*,  therapeutic use*
Horse Diseases / drug therapy*
Immunosuppressive Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Infusion Pumps, Implantable / veterinary*
Uveitis / drug therapy,  veterinary*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunosuppressive Agents; 59865-13-3/Cyclosporine

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