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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
Pain, lightsensitive: This is a sterile inflammation of the inside of the eye usually of unknown cause. The eye releases a flood of inflammatory cells internally and the lining of the eye is inflammed, hurts and gets light sensitive. This requires treatment with the proper eyedrops and you absolutely must see your ophthalmologist if you have it to prevent serious problems. ...Read more
2 different problems: Iritis is an inflammation of the iris inside the eye. It will cause light sensitivity and eye pain. Episcleritis is inflammation of the episclera, the thin layer of tissue and vessels just below the surface of the white part of the eye. It causes a blood shot eye, usually in one quadrant. ...Read more
Not wise: You should find an ophthalmologist if you have iritis. It is not wise to undergo orthokeratology if there is iritis inside your eye. The discomfort and changes in the eye associated with orthokeratology may mask the iritis and you need to be on treatment if you have active iritis which is best handled by an M.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iritis and toxoplasmosis: are they linked? If u have toxoplasmosis, can u get iritis? Definitive answer please. I'm getting different answers.
Can be linked: Toxoplasmosis can cause uveitis but is possible to have inactive toxoplasmosis and iritis that are not related as well. A serum toxoplasma igm test can indicate whether there is an active infection with toxoplasmosis, but if negative does not rule out that possibility as it does not always rise when the organism is in the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer