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Alternative Treatments For Iritis
Topical drops: Most iritis responds to topical anti-inflammatory drops with assistance from dilators which prevents internal adhesions which can be dangerous. Most respond to this although recurrence is possible. A few progress despite this and there are good systemic agents which can usually treat it. See an ophthalmologist for something this severe. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for a child (4 yr) diagnosed with iritis inflammation? Never complained any pain before but diagnosed with this condition.
Working with your MD: Working with your MD, sometimes an ophthalmologist and Rheumatologist may need to collaborate on treatment plans. This site has more background information: http://www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/62 ...Read more
Several options: Iritis, or anterior uveitis, can occur alone, but it is frequently a marker for rheumatic diseases in the spondyloarthropahy family: psoriatic arthritis, reiter's, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and sarcoidosis. Usually treated with steroid drops, but more potent drugs have been successfully used, such as Enbrel (etanercept) and humira. If recurrent and/or untreated, can cause glaucoma. ...Read more
See below: Eye drops, ocular injections (subtenons or intravitreal), or systemic medications (pills or intravenous) depending on the severity. Uveitis can be anterior (iritis), intermedicate (pars planitis), or posterior (vitritis, chorioretinitis). You will need regular eye exams by an eye doctor if you have this. ...Read more
If there are no auto immune disorders, what is iritis caused from? Have had it for 2 weeks and currently undergoing aggressive treatment.
Causes of iritis: There are many causes of iritis besides autoimmune diseases. Oftentimes, current or old infectious diseases can present as iritis and one may not discover an identifiable cause in almost 40-50% of cases. Your ophthalmologist can work with your internist to help identify the most common treatable causes. Fortunately, in most cases of anterior uveitis steroids and dilating drops work well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more