During the past nine years, our center has grown into the largest uveitis
referral center in China. To deal with this increasing stream of patients we have
developed a management system to coordinate communication with our patients, their
referring ophthalmologists, consultations with other medical specialties and worldrenowned
foreign uveitis specialists. We have established the biggest database of uveitis
patients records allowing continuous analysis of clinical features and response to
treatment of patients with various uveitis entities as well as the evaluation of the
relevance of various ancillary tests performed in this patient group. The establishment of
a specimen biobank has been shown to be instrumental in the research on the complex
immunopathological mechanisms involved in this disease. The close interaction between
patient care and clinical research under one roof has led to a novel understanding of
disease mechanisms and will undoubtedly lead to a tailored treatment for this disease.
Keywords: Uveitis, inflammation, blindness, specimen biobank, immunopathological mechanisms, Behcet's
disease, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease, Fuchs syndrome.
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