Colorado Retina Associates, Dr. Ashleigh Levison’s research and findings surrounding steroid use for the treatment of uveitis and uveitis-associated cystoid macular edema was recently published in the Essentials in Ophthalmology’s book series, Posterior Uveitis: Advances in Imaging and Treatment.
Levison’s chapter abstract: Steroids are a potent inhibitor of the inflammatory cascade and remain a vital component of the treatment of uveitis and uveitis-associated cystoid macular edema. Corticosteroids can be taken orally or can be delivered to the eye locally via multiple modes of delivery including topical drops, through periocular injections, intravitreal injections and implants, as well as with surgically placed steroid implants. Treatment choice depends on the severity and anatomical location of the inflammation. The multiple corticosteroids and forms of delivery available provide various potencies and duration of action for the treatment of uveitis and uveitis-associated cystoid macular edema.
Dr. Levison is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Levison has authored and co-authored many retina and uveitis journal articles and book chapters and has presented the results of her research at multiple national scientific meetings.
Purchase of the chapter is available at: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-03140-4_10
Levison A.L. (2019) Noninfectious Uveitis: Systemic and Local Corticosteroids. In: Rao N., Schallhorn J., Rodger D. (eds) Posterior Uveitis. Essentials in Ophthalmology. Springer, Cham