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Do you know any treatments for iritis?

Do you know any 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

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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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What is the best treatment for a child (4 yr) diagnosed with iritis inflammation? Never complained any pain before but diagnosed with this condition.

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

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What's the treatment for iritis?

What's the treatment for iritis?

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

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What are treatments for iritis?

What are  treatments for iritis?

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

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If there are no auto immune disorders, what is iritis caused from? Have had it for 2 weeks and currently undergoing aggressive treatment.

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 more

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After treatment for iritis, should the eyedrops make pupil large with blurred vision?

After treatment for iritis, should the eyedrops make pupil large with blurred vision?

Yes: Dilating the pupil, putting it at rest, is often part of the treatment of iritis. The pupillary reaction to light in an inflamed eye can lead to severe photophobia. Dilating the pupil will make you more comfortable. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

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

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Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

Orchitis: This is usually a significant infection requiring antibiotics. Failure to treat can result in testicular abscess or loss of the testis. Be sure of the diagnosis and see a physician. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for molluscum?

Are there any alternative treatments for molluscum?

Molluscumrx: Molluscumrx is an alternative herbal treatment which slowly removes molluscum. Used twice daily for a few weeks, only slightly irritating. ...Read more

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