Objective: The objective of this study was to report the incidence of uveitis in secukinumab-treated patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in a pooled analysis of three phase 3 trials (MEASURE 1-3 [ClinicalTrials.gov identifiers NCT01358175, NCT01649375, NCT02008916]). Methods: Analysis included pooled patient-level data from all patients (N = 794) who received any dose (one or more) of secukinumab up to the last patient attending the week 156 study visit in MEASURE 1 and up to the week 156 visit in MEASURE 2 and the week 104 visit in MEASURE 3 for each patient. Postmarketing data were from the periodic safety update report. Incidence of uveitis is reported as the exposure-adjusted incidence rate (EAIR) per 100 patient-years of secukinumab exposure. Results: Overall, 135 (17%) patients reported preexisting (but not active or ongoing) uveitis at baseline, and 589 (74.2%) patients were HLA antigen B27 positive. The EAIR for uveitis was 1.4 per 100 patient-years over the entire treatment period. Among all cases of uveitis (n = 26), 14 (54%) were flares. The exposure-adjusted reporting rate of uveitis in the postmarketing data (which included patients across the three approved indications of psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and AS) was 0.03 per 100 patient-years based on cumulative secukinumab exposure of 96 054 patient-years. Conclusion: The incidence rate of uveitis in secukinumab-treated patients with active AS does not suggest an increased risk with secukinumab treatment.
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