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 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 of Uveitis depends upon the cause and type of Uveitis. The treatment of Uveitis consists of eye drops, steroids, and drugs to suppress the immune system. Uveitis typically goes away within a few days with treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Uveitis is not an acute issue but is known to be quite troublesome and should be treated immediately.