ePrints Repository

Uveitis and Psychological Stress

Kanfer, R and Wallace, G and Keane , P A and Phillips, Anna C. (2012) Uveitis and Psychological Stress. Insight, 37 (2). pp. 11-16.

Loading
PDF (202Kb)

Uveitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the eye and is often associated with systemic autoimmune disease. A role for the involvement of psychological stress in autoimmune disease has been widely demonstrated. However, uveitis is not classified as an autoimmune disease, and a definite or direct cause has yet to be identified, although infection may be involved. Many uveitis patients retrospectively report stressful life events occurring prior to the onset or recurrence of uveitis. However, only a small number of studies have explored the potential association between psychological stress and uveitis, and their findings are somewhat contradictory, many showing that the experience of uveitis itself results in stress. The present article reviews what is currently known about the relationship between uveitis and psychological stress.

Type of Work:Article
Date:2012 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Subjects:BF Psychology
RE Ophthalmology
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses
ID Code:1269
Refereed:YES
Export Reference As : ASCII + BibTeX + Dublin Core + EndNote + HTML + METS + MODS + OpenURL Object + Reference Manager + Refer + RefWorks
Share this item :
QR Code for this page

Repository Staff Only: item control page