Uveitis is a form of eye inflammation. It affects the middle layer of tissue in the eyewall. The symptoms are:
• Eye redness
• Eye pain
• Light sensitivity
• Blurred vision
• Dark, floating spots in your field of vision (floaters)
• Decreased vision
HOW IS UVEITIS DIAGNOSED?
An Ophthalmologist diagnoses Uveitis by conducting an eye examination and examining a complete health history. Certain laboratory tests may be ordered to rule out an infection.
HOW IS UVEITIS TREATED?
The treatment is focussed on controlling any infection and hence antibiotics are given to prevents risk. Steroids and eye drops help in combating the pain. You can also be asked to wear dark glasses for reducing sensitivity to light. One can also wear dark patches on the eye till the problem heals to manage the pain and the discomfort.
DID YOU KNOW?
Uveitis that affects the back of your eye (choroiditis) tends to heal more slowly than uveitis in the front of the eye (iritis).