Uveitis is a form of eye inflammation. It affects the middle layer of tissue in the eyewall (uvea). Uveitis warning signs often come on suddenly and get worse quickly. They include eye redness, pain and blurred vision. The condition can affect one or both eyes. It primarily affects people ages 20 to 50, but it may also affect children. Possible causes of uveitis are infection, injury, or an autoimmune or inflammatory disease.
HOW IS UVEITIS DIAGNOSED?
An ophthalmologist would check your eyes through regular eye examinations and routine checks.
HOW IS UVEITIS TREATED?
1. Drugs that reduce inflammation.
2. Drugs that fight bacteria or viruses
3. Drugs that affect the immune system or destroy cells
Surgical procedures include:
2. Surgery that implants a device into the eye to provide a slow and sustained release of a medication.
DID YOU KNOW?
Complications may include:
• Fluid within the retina
• Retinal detachment
• Vision loss