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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 (Definition)

Any type of inflammation inside the eye. Many different ...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 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 does chronic uveitis last?

Chronic uveitis: The course of uveitis is variable based of the cause (infectious or noninfectious) and severity. ...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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Kindly give me more information on uveitis.

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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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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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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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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I need to know what is uveitis and how long does it take to recover from it?

I need to know what is uveitis and how long does it take to recover from it?

Uveitis: 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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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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Is uveitis disease is curable?

Is uveitis disease is curable?

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

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Please define what anterior uveitis is?

Anterior uveitis: Anterior uveitis is an anatomical classification, meaning the primary site of inflammation is on the iris/ciliary body (front portion of the eye) ...Read more

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Why is it that my uveitis keeps coming back?

Why is it that my uveitis keeps coming back?

Needs workup: Recurrent uveitis can be due to an underlying disorder that needs to treated. Seek an ophthalmologist who is expert on uveitis. Many academy ophthalmology departments have such an expert. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of uveitis in a child with jra?

What are symptoms of uveitis in a child with jra?

Maybe no symptoms: Uveitis secondary to juvenile arthritis often produces no symptoms until it is far advanced and the first symptom is significant visual loss. The child needs routine ophthalmologic exams to screen for subclinical uveitis. ...Read more

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How often should a uveitis glaucoma pt have a oct?

How often should a uveitis glaucoma pt have a oct?

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

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Please explain why does my uveitis keep coming back?

Please explain why does my uveitis keep coming back?

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

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Diagnosed with intermediate uveitis--what did I do wrong?

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

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How effective is dexamethasone (Baycadron) for treating uveitis?

How effective is dexamethasone (Baycadron) for treating uveitis?

It can work: Dexamethasone is a steroid and can be very effective in treating uveitis. How effective can depend on the severity of the inflammation and how often it is prescribed. Follow up with your eye care provider can relay how effective the treatment is improving the uveitis. ...Read more

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My son has anterior uveitis. What is it and what can I do to help?

My son has anterior uveitis. What is it and what can I do to help?

See below: Anterior uveitis is inflammation in the front part of the eye. It is a serious problem which should be managed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I'm dealing with reccurent severe bouts of anterior uveitis for 6 years, what can I do about it?

I'm dealing with reccurent severe bouts of anterior uveitis for 6 years, what can I do about it?

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

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My 3yrs has jra, has recently been diagnosed uveitis, what should I expect, and can this be cured?

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

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Is uveitis contagious? I have just been diagnosed with uveitis and I'm worried about giving it to my kids..

Is uveitis contagious? I have just been diagnosed with uveitis and I'm worried about giving it to my kids..

No: Uveitis is internal to the eye and sterile. You cannot directly transmit it to anyone. However, some uveitis has genetic underpinnings and it is possible that you have transmitted that sensitivity to your biological children. ...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 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