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What causes frequent iritis ?

What causes frequent iritis ?

Many causes: There are many causes of recurrent iritis. It can be infectious or non-infectious. It can be associated with systemic auto-immune diseases. A systemic work-up is important if you are having recurrent episodes. ...Read more

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
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Iritis (Definition)

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


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What is the cause of iritis?

What is the cause of iritis?

See eye doctor: It can be when your own immune system attacks your own body. ...Read more

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Does anyone know underlying cause of iritis?

Does anyone know underlying cause of iritis?

1/2 time none: Other half rheumatoid disease, lupus, infections like tb, sarcoid, hla b-27 syndrome. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Autoimmunity: If your ophthalmology exams haven't detected the cause, it is worth seeing an internist or rheumatologist to see if you have an underlying autoimmune condition that could be provoking the iritis. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Symptoms and causes of corneal inflammation or iris inflammation (iritis)?

Symptoms and causes of corneal inflammation or iris inflammation (iritis)?

Ophthalmologist: Only an ophthalmologist is going to be able to sort this out, and pretty easily. Yes, there are literally thousands of causes of these conditions. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you tell me is iritis caused by ocular allergies?

Can you tell me is iritis caused by ocular allergies?

No effect: Eye allergies are external and frequently associated with allergy in other parts of the body, especially the nose and throat. Iritis is internal, usually isolated but may be associated with GI and rheumatoid illness. They do not cause each other. ...Read more

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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 more

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