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Causes Of 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
Workup: Workup for underlying causes - rheumatologist should help. ...Read more
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
I jus wanted to know that can pilocarpine be used alternatively with atropine to break the adherence of iris to lens in case of iridocyclitis?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer