EyeWiki:Featured article/September 01, 2019

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Featured Article for September 1, 2019

SHAPU - Seasonal Hyperacute Pan-Uveitis

Seasonal hyperacute panuveitis (SHAPU)is a mysterious disease seen and reported only from Nepal since 1975. n important cause of unilateral childhood blindness. It is the most devastating intraocular inflammatory disease which leads to loss of sight within a week and, in many cases disfigurement later. Although initially presented as case report at a Nepal Prevention of Blindness meeting in 1978 and reported in national journals, detailed description of the condition including epidemiology, serology and histology appeared first in an international peer reviewed journal based on several years of work at the Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Medicine in 1984 as a severe form of panuveitis.