A 32-year-old member asked:
i'm dealing with reccurent severe bouts of anterior uveitis for 6 years, what can i do about it?
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Uveitis: I would recommend seeing an uveitis specialist to determine the need for systemic therapy (steroid sparing agents).
A 21-year-old member asked:
What is uveitis?
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Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Eye inflammation: Uveitis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye. The eye may be read, itchy, or painful. There are multiple causes for this and it is important to see an ophthalmologist and/or have an eye exam if you notice any sudden or recent changes to your vision or problems with one or both eyes.
A 32-year-old member asked:
What's the treatment for uveitis?
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Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Usually steroids: Uveitis is mostly a sterile inflammation on the inside of the eye. It causes pain, light sensitivity and diminished vision along with redness of the eye involved. Depending upon the severity which your ohthalmologist must assess, you will be given steroid drops in almost all cases along with dilating drops in more severe cases to prevent internal complications. Associated disease is occasional.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Anyone out there treat uveitis?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
2 types of docs: Uveitis ranges from mild to severe. Most eye professionals are apt to treat mild uveitis, while retinal specialists and "uveitis specialists" often treat the more aggressive cases.
Look for a retinal specialist or uveitis expert. You'll find many more retinal specialists than uveitis experts in your area.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Uveitis can be cured ?
4 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Depends: Some uveitides, like postoperative anterior uveitis, can be treated and stopped (cured). Whereas others may require life long ocular and systemic management and may never be cured, but managed. So it depends on the cause.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Is uveitis disease is curable?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Uveitis is a group of diseases that is quite large. Some uveitis diseases are curable, notably those caused by infection, others are treatable but not curable, such as those caused by autoimmune disease. So, the exact diagnosis is very important to know in order to answer the question whether it is curable. Hope this helps!
Last updated Jul 8, 2014
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