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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
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Iritis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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So if HSV 1 can cause iritis, does this mean you would have to have herpes in the actual eye? Explain...

So if HSV 1 can cause iritis, does this mean you would have to have herpes in the actual eye? Explain...

No: Iritis caused by herpes virus is an immune reaction to the virus (particles called antigens) and does not require active viral infection. It starts with an initial infection, often at a young age, that can be very mild. The virus then lives dormant in nerve cells, and can reactivate triggering the immune reaction later in life. ...Read more

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Can I wear contacts while I have iritis?

Can I wear contacts while I have iritis?

Varies: Opinions may vary from doctor to doctor but i general i would not wear contacts while being treated for iritis unless you discuss it with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: iritis?

What is the definition or description of: iritis?

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. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are reasons of iritis and what are some remedies?

Many causes: In many, if not most, cases of iritis, the underlying cause cannot be determined. This does not mean that causes should not be sought. Your ophthalmologist can direct the evaluation of iritis; give him or her a call. ...Read more

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What is iritis or episcleritis?

2 different problems: Iritis is an inflammation of the iris inside the eye. It will cause light sensitivity and eye pain. Episcleritis is inflammation of the episclera, the thin layer of tissue and vessels just below the surface of the white part of the eye. It causes a blood shot eye, usually in one quadrant. ...Read more

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If I have iritis can I still undergo orthokeratology?

If I have iritis can I still undergo orthokeratology?

Not wise: You should find an ophthalmologist if you have iritis. It is not wise to undergo orthokeratology if there is iritis inside your eye. The discomfort and changes in the eye associated with orthokeratology may mask the iritis and you need to be on treatment if you have active iritis which is best handled by an M.D. ...Read more

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