KUMJ | VOL. 1 | NO. 2 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL-JUN, 2003

Visual outcome of vitrectomy in Seasonal Hyperacute Pan Uveitis
Byanju RN, Pradhan E, Rai SC, Sapkota YD

Introduction: Seasonal Hyper Acute Panuveitis ( SHAPU) is a sight threatening condition often affecting children. Its management as yet is a challenge in ophthalmic practice. Most of the eyes even after treatment end up in pthisis bulbi. Materials and methods: A retrospective hospital based analysis of 18 patients with SHAPU managed with vitrectomy at Himalaya Eye Hospital (HEH) Pokhara over a period of two years was carried out. Results: Out of 18 patients 10 were males. Majority of them were bellow the age of 15 years. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at presentation was less then 3\60 in 72% of them. BCVA was better then 6/60 in 7 (50%) out of 14 patients, who underwent vitrectomy. Conclusion: Vitrectomy is a useful procedure in management of SHAPU.
Keyword : Seasonal Hyper Acute Panuveitis, Visual acuity, Vitrectomy