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Medicine For 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
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
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
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
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
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
Uveitis is a general term describing inflammation of the part of the eye called the uveal tract. This consists of the iris, ciliary body and choroid - although uveitis can additionally involve other parts of the eye. It can be caused by diseases or problems of the eye alone, or can be a part of conditions affecting other parts of the body.
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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
Depends: Uveitis is a group of diseases that is quite large. Some uveitis diseases are curable, notably those caused by infection, others are treatable but not curable, such as those caused by autoimmune disease. So, the exact diagnosis is very important to know in order to answer the question whether it is curable. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Depends: Usually an optical coherence tomogram is performed annually, but exceptions apply, particularly if a significant clinical status of the eye has changed and a measurement is needed. An example in inflammatory glaucomas is macular edema, where an oct of the macula is performed, or if the optic nerve head has edema or significantly more notching or thinning. Changes in oct data useful for treatment. ...Read more
Good question: Uveitis, a sterile inflammation of the interior of the eye, is of unknown origin. While the majority of cases occur only once in someones life, a smaller group has them recurrently. Occasionally they are associated with GI and arthritic disorders, but most are isolated. Since we do not know the actual trigger, we don't know why they keep coming back. Get it treated regularly to prevent problems. ...Read more
You did right: This is a diagnosis which was presumably made by your ophthalmologist and you did the right thing to seek diagnosis and treatment. This is not a condition you could cause even if you wanted to so you did nothing wrong. ...Read more
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
My 3yrs has jra, has recently been diagnosed uveitis, what should I expect, and can this be cured?
Treated, yes, cured?: Uveitis is part of some forms of jra. It is treatable but not likely to be cured. It will go away after a while as the jra is controlled. Speak with a pediatric rheumatologist and ophthalmologist about the course and treatment. Close intervention by the physicians with you and your child is the key. ...Read more
Is uveitis contagious? I have just been diagnosed with uveitis and I'm worried about giving it to my kids..
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
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
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