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 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 that affects the back of your eye (choroiditis) tends to heal more slowly than uveitis in the front of the eye (iritis).