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Information about Uveitis

We Have to Know about the Uveitis

  • Inflammation of the uvea, which is the vascular layer of the eye sandwiched between the retina and the white of the eye (sclera).
  • Uveitis can be quite serious and may lead to permanent vision loss. Early diagnosis and treatment are important.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions              

Causes of Uveitis

  • Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis
  • Inflammatory disorders, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Infections such as syphilis, toxoplasmosis or tuberculosis
  • Eye injury
  • Certain cancers, such as lymphoma, that masquerade as uveitis

Do’s and Don’ts of Uveitis              

Signs & Symptoms of Uveitis

  • Eye redness
  • Eye pain
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurred vision
  • Dark, floating spots in your field of vision (floaters)
  • Decreased vision

Medical advice for Uveitis

Contact a doctor if you think you may have symptoms of uveitis.

  • If you’re experiencing eye pain and vision problems, along with other signs and symptoms, seek prompt medical attention

Risk factors of Uveitis

  • Uveitis is most common in people ages 20 to 50

Treatment for Uveitis

  • Medications

Self-care for Uveitis             

Investigations for Uveitis

  • Complete eye exam