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What Causes Frequent Iritis
Iritis is the name for an inflammatory reaction inside the eye, especially in the fluid near the front of the eye called aquous humor. There can be underlying causes associated with other systemic illness, but many cases are of unknown cause. Treatment usually includes anti-inflammatory eyedrops and cycloplegic eyedrops to dilate the pupil, to prevent scarring. It may ...Read more
What causes iritis? I've had recurring iritis since 2010 and i've had every test for every disease and they've all come back negative.
If nothing comes out of blood work up for iritis, then is it assumed that the cause is unknown?Had 3 flare ups in 9months. Bloodwork neg. Next steps?
Depends: Depends on the blood work, if it is a relatively complete work up then you would be classified as idiopathic (unknown). However, approximately 50% of iritis cases are idiopathic. Treatment depends on exam findings so it would depend on what your eye specialist feels is necessary to control your inflammation in the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had MRI of entire back;part of work up for cause of iritis. Haven't met with doc yet, but know my results: minimal disc changes. What does this mean?
Essentially normal: Minimal disc changes are to be expected at your age. I assume you are being evaluated for an associated problem such as ankylosing spondylitis, reiter syndrome (reactive arthritis), sarcoidosis, inflammatory bowel disease, or psoriasis. Make sure the radiologist reading the exam is looking for evidence of these possibilities as the findings can be subtle on mri. ...Read more
If there are no auto immune disorders, what is iritis caused from? Have had it for 2 weeks and currently undergoing aggressive treatment.
Causes of iritis: There are many causes of iritis besides autoimmune diseases. Oftentimes, current or old infectious diseases can present as iritis and one may not discover an identifiable cause in almost 40-50% of cases. Your ophthalmologist can work with your internist to help identify the most common treatable causes. Fortunately, in most cases of anterior uveitis steroids and dilating drops work well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would iritis alone cause elevated HS CRP of 2.6? Or would there be other inflammation somewhere else that is causing iritis? Definitive answer please.
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