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What causes frequent iritis ?

What causes frequent iritis ?

Many causes: There are many causes of recurrent iritis. It can be infectious or non-infectious. It can be associated with systemic auto-immune diseases. A systemic work-up is important if you are having recurrent episodes. ...Read more

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
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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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Does anyone know underlying cause of iritis?

1/2 time none: Other half rheumatoid disease, lupus, infections like tb, sarcoid, hla b-27 syndrome. ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases are associated with iritis?

Iritis: Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, lyme disease, syphilis, hla-b27 disease, trauma, herpes, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, toxoplasmosis, and many other issues may cause iritis. In many cases, no cause is found. You should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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If iritis is associated with more serious issues then just being inflammation, would there be other symptoms aside from the painful red eye?

If iritis is associated with more serious issues then just being inflammation, would there be other symptoms aside from the painful red eye?

Iritis: Iritis is the product of othe health issues. Think of it as bruising of the inside content of the eye. What caused the bruising to begin with is the main concern. Iritis is a leading cause of blindness in active, young. Individuals. It can lead to macular edema and loss of central vision as well as glaucoma with permanent loss of vision, cataract .... Do not take it likely... See an eyemd. ...Read more

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Is iritis considered short-term?

Is iritis considered short-term?

Needs evaluation: Most cases of iritis (a sterile inflammation inside the eye similar to arthritis inside a joint) are spontaneous and not related to any thing else. Some are due to systemic disease association, trauma, etc. The complications of iritis can be serious and you should be seeing an ophthalmolgist right away to avoid these. Treatment is generally very effective. ...Read more

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What is the cause of iritis?

What is the cause of iritis?

See eye doctor: It can be when your own immune system attacks your own body. ...Read more

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What is iritis?

Iritis: Iritis is the inflammation of the iris ("color part of the eye"). It can be either infectious or non-infectious (and be be associated with certain systemic diseases). ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more