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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Iridocyclitis

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What is iridocyclitis?

What is iridocyclitis?

Eye inflammation: Iridocyclitis is an inflammation of the inner tissues of the eye (uvea) which causes intense pain, photophobia, red eye, blurred vision, and possibly headache. It may be related to underlying systemic conditions like collagen vascular diseases, but may also be sporadic. The cyclitis part involves inflammation of the ciliary body which usually lowers eye pressure. Evaluation & treatment mandatory! ...Read more

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Uveitis (Definition)

Uveitis is described as any type of inflammation inside of the eye. There are many different types of ...Read more


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What would be the best cure for iridocyclitis/ uveitis?

What would be the best cure for iridocyclitis/ uveitis?

Uveitis treatments: Initial treatments for uveitis are topical steroids. Other immune supressants may be necessary. Recurrent episodes may require rheumatologic evaluation / testing and, depending on results possible systemic immunosupression. ...Read more

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Eye conditions-- iridocyclitis or iritis is this serious?

Eye conditions-- iridocyclitis or iritis is this serious?

Depends on cause: These two words are basically the same. They mean you have inflammation inside the front of the eye affecting the iris and or ciliary body. They can happen due to trauma, infection or inflammatory conditions, all of which have different prognoses. See an ophthalmologist to be properly diagnosed and treated. It is important to reduce inflammation to avoid long term affects like scarring. ...Read more

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What is uveitis and what causes it?

What is uveitis and what causes it?

Um..: Too vague. An inflammation of the uvea. Often idiopathic. Could be due to host of infectious/inflammatory diseases. ...Read more

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Will uveitis cause your vision to go in and out?

Will uveitis cause your vision to go in and out?

Yes: The vision will be affected during active inflammation. Lowered vision is sometimes the reason persons with some types of uveitis will finally seek help. Untreated uveitis can cause serious complications which can lead to permanent changes in the eye. You should be under the care of an ophthalmologist for this. ...Read more

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Posterior uveitis and its cause?

Posterior uveitis and its cause?

See below: Inflammation of the posterior uvea (choroid) has many potential causes: sarcoidosis, syphilis, vogt-koyanagi-harada syndrome, behcet disease, lens-induced uveitis, sympathetic ophthalmia, tuberculosis, postoperative or post-traumatic endophthalmitis, posterior scleritis, rheumatological disease, other infectious pathogens... Too many to list here. See a good retina specialist. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis cause uveitis?

Can osteoarthritis cause uveitis?

No: The association between inflammatory eye disease and arthritis occurs with inflammtory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. There is no association with osteo-arthritis and uveitis. ...Read more

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What causes photophobia in people with anterior uveitis?

What causes photophobia in people with anterior uveitis?

Inflammation: Photophobia is a common symptom of many eye problems including uveitis. It will get better as the uveitis gets better. ...Read more