Uveitis is swelling of the middle layer of the eye, which is called the Uvea. The uvea supplies blood to the retina and retina is the light-sensitive part of the eye that focuses the images you see and sends them to the brain. Some types of Uveitis may be caused by an underlying autoimmune or inflammatory disorder. There are many types of Uveitis namely Anterior Uveitis, Intermediate Uveitis, Posterior Uveitis, and Panuveitis. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Uveitis include sensitivity to light, redness in the eye, floaters, and blurred vision.
HOW IS UVEITIS DIAGNOSED?
An ophthalmologist diagnoses this condition by the following tests:
• Blood tests
• Analysis of fluid from the eye
• Photography to evaluate the retinal blood flow (angiography)
• Photography to measure the thickness of the retinal tissue and to determine the presence or absence of fluid in or under the retina.
HOW IS UVEITIS TREATED?
The treatment procedure here includes antibiotics that prevents risk of infection followed with steroids and also eye drops that will help in combating the pain. They may also ask you to wear dark glasses that helps in dealing with sensitivity to light.
DID YOU KNOW?
Thought it is not a serious problem the issue of uveitis is known to be quite troublesome and should be treated immediately.