Guidance on Noncorticosteroid Systemic Immunomodulatory Therapy in Noninfectious Uveitis Fundamentals Of Care for UveitiS (FOCUS) Initiative
Andrew D Dick, James T Rosenbaum, Hassan A Al-Dhibi, Rubens Belfort, Antoine P Brezin, Soon Phaik Chee, Janet L Davis, Athimalaipet V Ramanan, Koh-Hei Sonoda, Ester Carreno, Heloisa Nascimento, Sawsen Salah, Sherveen Salek, Jay Siak, Laura Steeples
Ophthalmology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018
Supported by AbbVie, Inc., and the Fundamentals of Care for Uveitis Initiative National Faculty. This manuscript was developed subsequent to an AbbVie-sponsored literature review of noninfectious, nonanterior uveitis. The meeting was conducted to understand the available literature regarding the management of patients with noninfectious, nonanterior uveitis. The program involved a total of 139 experts from 28 countries, who were selected for participation by AbbVie. However, AbbVie was not involved in the development of the manuscript. The authors maintained complete control over the content and this manuscript reflects the opinions of the authors. AbbVie selected the discussion participants and reviewed the final manuscript draft for scientific accuracy, but the authors determined the final content. All authors made substantial contributions to the article or critically revised it for important intellectual content and approved the final manuscript. AbbVie provided funding to invited participants, including honoraria for their attendance at the meetings. Travel to and from the meetings was reimbursed. No payments were made to the authors for the development of this manuscript. Dhinakaran Sambandan, PhD, and Shula Sarner, PhD, of Lucid Partners, Burleighfield House, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, provided medical writing and editorial support to the authors in the development of this manuscript; financial support for these services was provided by AbbVie. AbbVie reviewed the manuscript, but was not involved in the methodology, data collection and analysis, or completion of this manuscript.