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Dr. Colin McCannel
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Uveitis (Overview)

Uveitis is described as any type of inflammation inside of the eye. There are many different types of uveitis conditions and causes.


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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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Dr. Colin McCannel
101 doctors shared insights

Uveitis (Overview)

Uveitis is described as any type of inflammation inside of the eye. There are many different types of uveitis conditions and causes.


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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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