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What is the definition or description of: iritis?

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Dr. William Trattler answered

Specializes in LASIK Surgery

Inflammation : Iritis is a condition of intraocular inflammation. There are many conditions that are associated with iritis, including anklyosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. Iritis is typically treated with topical steroids. In some conditions, a medical workup is initiated when iritis is discovered on an eye exam, but in other situations, no work up is indicated.

Answered 9/28/2016


Dr. Jeffrey Paul answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Inflam inside eye: Iritis is the name for an inflammatory reaction inside the eye, especially in the fluid near the front of the eye called aquous humor. There can be underlying causes associated with other systemic illness, but many cases are of unknown cause. Treatment usually includes anti-inflammatory eyedrops and cycloplegic eyedrops to dilate the pupil, to prevent scarring. It may recur. Prognosis is variable.

Answered 10/15/2016



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