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What is uveitis?

What is uveitis?

Uveitis: Uveitis is a usually sterile inflammation inside the eye, sort of like arthritis of the inside of the eye. Inflammatory cells are released, the eyes can get very red and light sensitive and frequently can be very painful. Some are associated with systemic diseases, but most are in the eye only. They can be very serious and cause significant visual loss and glaucoma. Always see an ophthalmologis. ...Read more

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Uveitis can be cured ?

Uveitis can be cured ?

Hard to measure: Uveitis commonly occurs only once in a persons lifetime and in that sense is cured. But many cases are recurrent, and affect both eyes. Each episode in such cases can usually be treated to the point of no evident disease, but recurrence can happen at various intervals. These are therefore treated, but not cured. Some are persistent, with poor response and require systemic therapy. ...Read more

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Anyone out there treat uveitis?

Uveitis: Yes, I'm a uveitis specialist. Generally you can find a uveitis specialist in university-based hospitals. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: uveitis?

What is the definition or description of: uveitis?

See Below: Uveitis is described as any type of inflammation inside of the eye. There are many different types of uveitis conditions and causes. ...Read more

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What can you do if you have uveitis multiple times?

What can you do if you have   uveitis   multiple times?

Need work-up: Uveitis can be caused by many disorders. You need evaluation to determine what is causing you recurrent cases. Oftentimes this is done by a cooperating team of doctors including an internist and an ophthalmologist. Consider going to a university-based ophthalmology department. ...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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Kindly give me more information on uveitis.

Inflammation: Uveitis is a broad term for inflammation in the eye. Most patients have anterior uveitis-affecting the front of the eye, also called iritis or iridocyclitis. Intermediate uveitis is inflammation of the ciliary body, in the middle part of the eye-also called pars planitis. Posterior uveitis is inflammation of the retina and choroid, in the back of the eye. Panuveitis, or diffuse-is the entire eye. ...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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How long willjra associated uveitis last?

How long willjra associated uveitis last?

Lengthy: JRA uveitis is a serious disease. It unfortunately does not always cause too many symptoms but the inflammation is deep seated and may cause severe, vision threatening problems. It requires constant attention and regular use of anti-inflammatory medication. Such a case should be followed by a pediatric ophthalmologist along with a pediatric rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is uveitis and how long should it take to recover?

What is uveitis and how long should it take to recover?

Uveitis: Uveitis is the inflammation of the uveal tissue, which includes iris, ciliary body and choroid. Course is variable. It can be infectious or non-infectious. Certain cases are related to auto-immune diseases. ...Read more

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