Submitted by: Kimberly Morishita
Childhood uveitis is a serious autoimmune condition characterized by inflammation of the eye. Untreated uveitis can result in blindness in up to 70% of affected children. The optimal care of these children requires collaborative care by rheumatologists and eye doctors. These children need a complicated treatment program of eye drops, and immune suppressing medications. Our team has designed a novel medical app for parents of children with uveitis to help them negotiate their child’s care by keeping track of treatments, medications, results of doctor’s visits, as well as providing connection to educational resources about uveitis.