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A 25-year-old member asked:

With eye inflammation what are my treatment options?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Steroids: Regardless of the type, cause or location of imflammation in the body, the mainstay of treatment ultimately includes one form of steroid or another. Inflammation of the eye can occur inside (uveitis, retinitis, choroiditis, keratitis) or externally (eyelid inflammation, conjunctival and outer eyeball inflammation). Topical drops and/or oral steroids may be necessary.
Dr. John Gillespie
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Inflammation , eye: As with other parts of the body, all inflammatory response is the body's response to something such as an infectious agent, an irritant such as drug or chemicals etc. While steroids will help as do non- steroid agents, the causative agents needs to be identified as some are potentiated by these agents. Careful monitoring during treatment is therefore a must

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Jamaica, NY
A 18-year-old female asked:

What is the treatment for eye inflammation?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Depends: This depends upon what the inflammation is caused by. This is an easy question to answer. See an eye doctor. Is the cost of a visit worth your vision? The eye is not a structure you should fool with yourself (if there are any).

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