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What can provide relief for iritis?

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Iritis: Steroid anti-inflammatory eye drops, dilating eye drops, pressure-reducing eye drops, oral steroids, or steroid-sparing agents such as Methotrexate if chronic. Your eye doctor can help.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Jon Fishburn answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Medication: If you are concerned about iritis, you should be seeing an eye md to evaluate and treat. All inflammatory eye diseases need treatment. Iritis is an inflammation of the iris. Many causes for this. Some are related to systemic diseases, so recurrent iritis usually requires a medical work up. Treatment involves eye medications like Prednisolone acetate and cyclopentolate & if iop hi, antiglaucoma med.

Answered 6/30/2014

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Dr. William Dieck answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Medication: Steroid drops, dilating the pupil, sunglasses. Sometimes oral steroids.

Answered 5/27/2013

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Dr. Alan Mindlin answered

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Needs evaluation: Many types of iritis need focused treatment. Get this evaluated by an ophthalmologist.

Answered 5/16/2013

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Dr. Tracy Lovell answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - rheumatology

Sometimes: Sometimes agents such as methotrexate, azathioprine, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and Humira are required to treat iritis/uveitis when all other treatments fail.

Answered 6/25/2014

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