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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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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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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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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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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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I have unilateral uveitis and no other known health problems. What are the chances of blindness?

I have unilateral uveitis and no other known health problems. What are the chances of blindness?

Multifactorial: Uveities has multiple causes, which usually gives us clues to the prognosis of vision. If you had a simple episode treated with steroid drops and resolved, without complication; and a normal autoimmune work up, the prognosis can be good. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then - is it safe to take it so often?

I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then - is it safe to take it so often?

Talk to doc but: First you need to take the Pantoprazole 30-60 mins before your first meal of the day. There is also concern that chronic use of this type of drug increases the risk in getting pneumonia and possibly traveler's diarrhea. If taken only when heartburn starts, then a Histamine 2 reverse agonist (Pepcid, Zantac) may be more appropriate. ...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 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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What is the definition or description of: uveitis?

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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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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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

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How often should a uveitis glaucoma pt have a oct?

How often should a uveitis glaucoma pt have a oct?

Depends: Usually an optical coherence tomogram is performed annually, but exceptions apply, particularly if a significant clinical status of the eye has changed and a measurement is needed. An example in inflammatory glaucomas is macular edema, where an oct of the macula is performed, or if the optic nerve head has edema or significantly more notching or thinning. Changes in oct data useful for treatment. ...Read more

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How effective is dexamethasone (Baycadron) for treating uveitis?

How effective is dexamethasone (Baycadron) for treating uveitis?

It can work: Dexamethasone is a steroid and can be very effective in treating uveitis. How effective can depend on the severity of the inflammation and how often it is prescribed. Follow up with your eye care provider can relay how effective the treatment is improving the uveitis. ...Read more

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