Eye
Uvea
Sarcoidosis in uvea


Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Revised: 8 April 2019

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PubMed Search: Sarcoidosis [title] uvea

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Uvea: sarcoidosis in uvea. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeuveasarcoidosis.html. Accessed August 21st, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Systemic granulomatous disease, usually affecting young adult blacks
  • Uvea involved in 1/3
  • May cause "mutton-fat" corneal precipitates; also granulomas in choroid, retinal perivascular inflammation with candle wax drippings near retinal vessels and retinal hemorrhages
  • Patients often have conjunctival granulomas (noncaseating)
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Noncaseating granulomas
  • Also asteroid bodies (small, eosinophilic star shaped inclusions in epithelioid cells) or Schaumann bodies (darker ovoid inclusions)
Differential diagnosis
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