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Uveitis Treatment

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Uveitis Treatment

Deals with various causes of inflammation inside the eye.

Uveitis is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that deals with various causes of inflammation inside the eye.

Uveitis can cause symptoms such as eye redness, eye pain, light sensitivity, floaters and blurred vision. It can be due to an infection or a sign of a systemic autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Uveitis is generally treated with steroids, but in infectious cases, antibiotics are necessary.

Peregrine Eye & Laser Institute (PELI) has Uveitis specialists who can diagnose and treat patients with various uveitis conditions.

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FAQs:

What is uveitis?

Uveitis is the inflammation of the eye.

What are the different forms of uveitis?

Ophthalmologists classify uveitis into four forms depending on which part of the eye inflamed: anterior, intermediate, posterior or panuveitis.

What are the causes of uveitis?

Uveitis can be part of a systemic disease. Patients with autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease, are prone to developing uveitis. Infections can also cause uveitis, including those due to tuberculosis, Herpes virus, Cat-scratch disease, HIV, and various parasitic infections. Eye surgery can also result to eye inflammation.

What are the symptoms of anterior uveitis?

Anterior uveitis typically causes eye redness, light sensitivity and teary eye. In a few cases, there may be blurring of vision.

What are the symptoms of intermediate uveitis?

Intermediate uveitis causes floaters, and when severe, blurred vision.

How is uveitis diagnosed?

Uveitis is diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination by a trained and experienced ophthalmologist. In most cases of uveitis, several laboratory tests including blood tests, x-rays, urine analysis, etc, are requested. Samples of the fluid inside the eye may need to be obtained and examined in a few instances.

What are the complications of uveitis?

Uveitis, if untreated, can lead to permanent loss of vision. Other complications of uveitis include cataract formation, glaucoma and retinal detachment.

How is uveitis treated?

Corticosteroid is the mainstay of treatment of uveitis. This may be in the form of eye drops, injections into or around the eye, or tablets taken by mouth. While corticosteroid is mostly effective in the treatment of uveitis, it is not without its negative side-effects. Several patients with uveitis may need stronger immunosuppressive treatment.

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