Uveitis (pronounced YOU-Vee-Eye-Tis) is a general term that refers to inflammation of the part of the eye called the uvea (YOU-Vee-Ah). In posterior segment uveitis, the eye inflammation is in the back of the eye. Posterior segment uveitis is one of the least common forms of uveitis but is the form most associated with vision loss. Learn more about uveitis here.
Your eye doctor may diagnose uveitis by identifying the symptoms you are experiencing, such as flakes, floaters, and blurred vision. Learn more about symptoms here.
Chronic non-infectious uveitis can be long-lasting, which is why a treatment like YUTIQ can help since it delivers medicine for up to 36 months and provides lasting results.
YUTIQ is a proven single-injection treatment for chronic non-infectious uveitis affecting the back of the eye (posterior segment).
YUTIQ is a tiny implant that is placed in the eye, designed to deliver a sustained release of medicine for up to 36 months.
YUTIQ is a single injection designed to last 36 months. Learn more about YUTIQ.
A single-injection treatment, YUTIQ is designed to provide up to 36 months of steady release of medicine directly to the back of the eye. Results may vary; that’s why it’s important to have regular follow-up visits with your eye doctor after treatment to determine the best approach. Learn more about expectations with YUTIQ.
YUTIQ is designed to provide up to 36 months of steady release of medicine directly to the back of the eye. Results may vary; that’s why it’s important to have regular follow-up visits with your eye doctor. Learn more about how YUTIQ works.
Your eye doctor will determine when your appointments should be scheduled. These appointments are important to ensure your uveitis is being successfully treated. Learn more about expectations with YUTIQ.
In scientific studies, patients with YUTIQ had up to a 60% decrease in uveitis recurrence at 6 months. There were similar results at 12 months, where patients with YUTIQ had up to a 58% decrease in uveitis recurrence.
YUTIQ was studied in 2 different trials in patients with non-infectious uveitis in the back of the eye. In the first study, 87 patients were treated with YUTIQ and 42 were treated with a sham injection (the control group). In the second study, 101 patients were treated with YUTIQ and 52 with a sham injection. The main goal of these studies was to determine how many patients experienced a repeat episode of uveitis within 6 months of treatment with either YUTIQ or the sham injection. Some of the common side effects in more than 10% of patients treated with YUTIQ are cataracts, reduced visual acuity (unclear vision), and macular edema (swelling around the retina). Learn more about YUTIQ.
Speak with your eye doctor to determine the best course of treatment for you.
If you don’t have a retina or uveitis specialist, you can visit ASRS.org to find a specialist nearby and discuss YUTIQ at your first appointment.
Talk to your eye doctor about your treatment. With YUTIQ being a single injection administrated in an in-office procedure, you may not have to make several post-procedure appointments. The YUTIQ implant is designed to release treatment within the eye over time, which may result in fewer injection appointments. Watch YUTIQ patients share their treatment stories.
Tell your doctor about any medicines you’re taking, any uveitis symptoms you are experiencing, and any relevant health issues. For other questions to ask your uveitis care team, check out the Patient Education Brochure.
It can be difficult to remember everything discussed during an appointment. Having a caregiver or loved one accompany you is encouraged. They can help by taking notes, so you have a list of what was said during each visit. If your symptoms make it difficult for you to see, it is safer to have someone come with you and drive you.
Following your procedure, it may be difficult for you to see, and you should not drive yourself home; it is safer to have someone come with you and drive you.
EyePoint AssistSM is here to help. By offering a range of access and reimbursement services, we strive to make your experience with YUTIQ positive. Call us at 1-833-EYEPOINT if you have any questions.
Because of the serious nature of posterior uveitis (the back of the eye), caregivers must be prepared to help as needed. Being aware of uveitis symptoms is a good start, and accompanying the person you care for to any appointments and taking notes is another great way to help. Being there to offer support along the journey is the most important thing a caregiver can do.