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What are the long term complications of contracting iritis more then twice ?

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Glaucoma....: Recurrent iritis or anterior uveitis is strongly associated with arthritis called spondyloarthritis in various forms. It is autimmune and can lead to glaucoma. Steroids are commmonly used, as are brief (3-4 mo) of treatment with tnf-alpha inhibitors, such as Humira or enbrel (etanercept).

Answered 6/25/2014

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Dr. Jay Bradley answered

Specializes in Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery

Recurrent uveitis: With recurrent episodes, you are at risk for cataract, glaucoma, and other eye issues. If the episodes are treated promptly and aggressively, then eye complication can be avoided.

Answered 9/28/2016

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