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Dr. Colin McCannel
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Uveitis (Overview)

Any type of inflammation inside the eye. Many different things can cause uveitis.


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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

Dr. Colin McCannel
105 doctors shared insights

Uveitis (Overview)

Any type of inflammation inside the eye. Many different things can cause uveitis.


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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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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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What causes inflamation in the eye if the blood works& tests for uveitis came neg?

What causes inflamation in the eye if the blood works& tests for uveitis came neg?

Most common: Uveitis uncommonly is associated with systemic illness and/or conditions reflected in blood tests. Most have no associated factors of these types. We do not know in most cases what the cause of uveitis is Fortunately treatment by your ophthalmologist is usually quite effective. ...Read more

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I have a lot of floaters. Also light sensitive. How would I, or an eye doctor know if they are caused by Uveitis, or Pars Planitis?

I have a lot of floaters. Also light sensitive. How would I, or an eye doctor know if they are caused by Uveitis, or Pars Planitis?

Floaters, Uveitis: Patrick, it would be hard for you to know if the floaters you are experiencing are from uveitis or PP, although both conditions can cause associated light sensitivity, pain and redness which can be clues. An eye doctor would conduct a dilated examination of the back of your eye and can see changes which go along with uveitis/PP. I would see an eye doctor for a full evaluation. Take care! ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis cause uveitis?

Can osteoarthritis cause uveitis?

No: The association between inflammatory eye disease and arthritis occurs with inflammtory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. There is no association with osteo-arthritis and uveitis. ...Read more

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I had nongranulomatous anterior uveitis earlier. Frequently I have sceleritis. Recent ffa shows some dye leaks what it means? Help me please!

I had  nongranulomatous anterior uveitis earlier. 

Frequently  I have sceleritis.

Recent ffa shows some dye leaks 

what it means?

Help me please!

Vasculitis: Your ffa leaks are due to changes in the walls of vessels in the posterior portion of the eye leading to thinning and leakage of fluid from the vessels. It sounds as if you have generalized immuno and vascular disease of the eye. Ask your ophthalmologist to refer you to a uveitis specialist to get a better understanding of the whole picture and preserve your eye. ...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'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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What would be the best cure for iridocyclitis/ uveitis?

What would be the best cure for iridocyclitis/ uveitis?

Uveitis treatments: Initial treatments for uveitis are topical steroids. Other immune supressants may be necessary. Recurrent episodes may require rheumatologic evaluation / testing and, depending on results possible systemic immunosupression. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs or natural treatment to prevent uveitis?

Are there  any herbs or  natural treatment to prevent uveitis?

None: Uveitis is an intrinsic inflammation of the eye interior without underlying infection. It is sort of like arthritis of the joints. No herbal remedy can help with this and since the consequences of untreated uveitis can be very serious, it is best to have an ophthalmologist see your eye(s) and apply the proper treatment which is usually very effective. ...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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How to avoid having.Uveitis if I have RA and if occured does it have a cure?

How to avoid having.Uveitis if I have RA and if occured does it have a cure?

No prevention: There is no known prevention of uveitis in those prone to get it. All you can do is see an ophthalmologist asap should you have redness, pain or sensitivity to light. ...Read more

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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 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.
http://patient.info/health/uveitis-leaflet ...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