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I have a pea size hard lump on the bone behind left ear closer to neck. Doesn't move. Ice pick headache for 2 weeks same side and dizziness 4 months. Doesn't hurt. Have chronic iritis too. Any ideas?
See neurologist: You may need to see a neurologist and an ophthalmologist for your problem, and hopefully soon. ...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
Several options: Iritis, or anterior uveitis, can occur alone, but it is frequently a marker for rheumatic diseases in the spondyloarthropahy family: psoriatic arthritis, reiter's, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and sarcoidosis. Usually treated with steroid drops, but more potent drugs have been successfully used, such as Enbrel (etanercept) and humira. If recurrent and/or untreated, can cause glaucoma. ...Read more
See below: Eye drops, ocular injections (subtenons or intravitreal), or systemic medications (pills or intravenous) depending on the severity. Uveitis can be anterior (iritis), intermedicate (pars planitis), or posterior (vitritis, chorioretinitis). You will need regular eye exams by an eye doctor if you have this. ...Read more
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
Uveitis: Uveitis is inflammation in the eye: anterior uveitis of the iris is called iritis. Patients have pain, pain with light, vision loss. Steroids treat inflammation either topically or as injection in or around the eye. Most cases have no identifiable cause and can recur. Some are due to genetic diseases:hla-b27, systemic disease sarcoidosis, behcet's and some infectious: tb, syphilis, bacterial. ...Read more
How often is iritis associated with serious issues rather than it just being a simple treatable infection?
What causes iritis? I've had recurring iritis since 2010 and I've had every test for every disease and they've all come back negative.
I've had Iritis in the past I'm now experiencing similar symptoms, redness, sensitive to light, and like something's in it. Any home remedies?
If nothing comes out of blood work up for iritis, then is it assumed that the cause is unknown? Had 3 flare ups in 9months. Bloodwork neg. Next steps?
Depends: Depends on the blood work, if it is a relatively complete work up then you would be classified as idiopathic (unknown). However, approximately 50% of iritis cases are idiopathic. Treatment depends on exam findings so it would depend on what your eye specialist feels is necessary to control your inflammation in the eye. ...Read more
Had iritis for 2wks. Was on the dilating drop homatropine 2% for a few days. Now just on steroid drops. When will my vision be restored? Still blurry.
What is the best treatment for a child (4 yr) diagnosed with iritis inflammation? Never complained any pain before but diagnosed with this condition.
Working with your MD:
Working with your MD, sometimes an ophthalmologist and Rheumatologist may need to collaborate on treatment plans.
This site has more background information:
http://www. Aapos. Org/terms/conditions/62
Inflam inside eye: 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 recur. Prognosis is variable. ...Read more
Topical drops: Most iritis responds to topical anti-inflammatory drops with assistance from dilators which prevents internal adhesions which can be dangerous. Most respond to this although recurrence is possible. A few progress despite this and there are good systemic agents which can usually treat it. See an ophthalmologist for something this severe. ...Read more
Significant: Keratitis refers to inflammation or pathological change of the surface of the cornea (the front window of the eye). Iritis, the anterior form of uveitis, is a generally sterile inflammation of the interior of the eye occasionally associated with systemic disease. Treatment is quite different for the two. See you ophthalmologist if you have a problem. ...Read more