TACROLIMUS (PROGRAF) EFFICACY AND SAFETY FOR MANAGEMENT OF REFRACTORY UVEITIS
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To assess the efficacy and side effects of tacrolimus as a potent immunosuppressitte macrolicle antibiotic, in treatment of sightthreatening refractory uveitis. Patients and Methods: A clinical study gf tacrolirnus in uveitis patients who required systemic imrnunosuppression for control and were refractory to corticosteroids. . Six patients with wields were treated: three had Behcet disease, one had idiopathic vasculitis, one had Serpiginous choroiditis, and one had postoperative pseudophakic uveitis. Intraocular inflammation, visual acuity (VA),were recorded. Adverse effects of tacrolimus were documented.