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Uveitis And Heartburn
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My 13yr old daughter has uveitis and is on several strong medication to control this issue..Is there a specialist out there that can help my daughter.
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers