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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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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...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 is a natural treatment for uveitis?

What is a natural treatment for uveitis?

None: Untreated uveitis can cause serious, sometimes vision threatening complications. There are no known "natural" treatments for this condition. Do not risk you eyesight because of an ideological comittment to unconventional treatments. ...Read more

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I have uveitis, is it okay to use my eyes if I have it?

I have uveitis, is it okay to use my eyes if I have it?

Yes: The response to medication and the persistence of the condition is independent of whether or not you use your eyes. And of course you need to see to function even while uveitis is active. ...Read more

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What percentage of uveitis patients go completely blind?

What percentage of uveitis patients go completely blind?

Rare: Dont worry about total blindness- very rare. Some vision loss can occur, but usually not too bad if treated well. ...Read more

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Can a person with scleritis or uveitis wear contact lenses?

Can a person with scleritis or uveitis wear contact lenses?

Possibly: Would depend on how well controlled, how frequently drops are needed, what the underlying cause is. I would not recommend contact lens wear when scleritis or uveitis is actively flaring. ...Read more

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How effective is azathioprine (Imuran) for treating uveitis?

How effective is azathioprine (Imuran) for treating uveitis?

May not be - it depe: It may be effective but it may not. With recurrent uveitis we use biologics sometimes. This is something to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Any ideas why my uveitis keeps coming back and what can I do to prevent it?

Any ideas why my uveitis keeps coming back and what can I do to prevent it?

Needs work up: Most cases of uveitis have no known cause, but that doesn't mean that a cause should not be sought. A work-up needs to be done to look for infrequent but treatable causes, such as syphilis, tuberculosis, lyme disease, and so forth. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with intermediate uveitis and macular oedema - any suggestions?

I was diagnosed with intermediate uveitis and macular oedema - any suggestions?

Get treated: That is a fairly common combination. Intermediate uveitis is an inflammatory condition, and can cause macualr edema as a secondary problem. When there is macular edema, esp. With vision loss, then intermediate uveitis should definitely be treated until it quiets down. The macular edema may or may not resolve after treating the primary condition, and may require additional treatments. ...Read more

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My child doctor wants to start using humara for jia/uveitis. What do you think?

My child doctor wants to start using humara for jia/uveitis. What do you think?

Follow his advice: JRA associated uveitis tends to be very persistent and commonly is visually destructive. If you child is not responding well to conventional treatment, Humira (adalimumab) is a newer agent which has be shown to be effective in some cases. I would follow your doctors advice and have a trial of the Humira (adalimumab) for your child. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more


Dr. Colin McCannel
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Uveitis (Definition)

Uveitis is described as any type of inflammation inside of the eye. There are many different types of ...Read more