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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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Dr. Colin McCannel
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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 is remicade(infliximab) for?

What is remicade(infliximab) for?

FDA approved for....: Used to treat crohn's disease, ra, spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis. It is used for other problems, but these are the fda approved indications. ...Read more

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What is a pediatric uveitis?

What is a pediatric uveitis?

Eye disorder: It is inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. Uvea consists of the iris, choroid and ciliary body. The choroid is sandwiched between the retina and the white of the eye (sclera), and provides blood flow to the deep layers of the retina. The most common type of uveitis is an inflammation of the iris called iritis. Infections, injury and autoimmune disorders may be serious causes. ...Read more

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Is chlorambucil good 4 uveitis?

Is chlorambucil good 4 uveitis?

Yes: This is a good second line treatment when the usual first attempt treatment is not as effective as desired and the vision is threatened. Follow you ophthalmologists directions when taking this potent drug. ...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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What's the treatment for uveitis?

What's the treatment for uveitis?

Usualy steroids: Uveitis is mostly a sterile inflammation on the inside of the eye. It causes pain, light sensitivity and diminished vision along with redness of the eye involved. Depending upon the severity which your ohthalmologist must assess, you will be given steroid drops in almost all cases along with dilating drops in more severe cases to prevent internal complications. Associated disease is occasional. ...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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Can I take infliximab for my crohns?

Can I take infliximab for my crohns?

Yes: It,s a good drug for Crohn,s disease in managing the disease and even producing remission, but needs to be prescribed by your gastroenterologist who knows your stage and what else has been tried. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for uveitis?

What is the best treatment for uveitis?

It depends: Uveitis is a broad term that can refer to inflammation inside the eye in various locations. Depending on where it is located, the treatment is generally some form of steroids. If it is due to a rheumatologic disorder, there may be other immune system inhibiting medications used in treatment. If it is due to an infection, certain antibiotics or antiviral would be used. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have uveitis, can I wear contact lenses?

I have uveitis, can I wear contact lenses?

Uveitis & contacts: Better not to wear contact lenses when you have an eye infection. It can be uncomfortable and possibly painful. The contact lens can become a reservoir for infection. Check with your eye specialist, and follow their advice do your eyes can heal faster and prevent complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeremy Adler
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