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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.

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Dr. Mark Volpicelli
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Uveitis

Cause many times unknown, hiv, toxoplasmosis, viral infections, sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, anklylosing spondylitis.
Follow the direction of opthamologist will shepherd you through.

In brief: Uveitis

Cause many times unknown, hiv, toxoplasmosis, viral infections, sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, anklylosing spondylitis.
Follow the direction of opthamologist will shepherd you through.
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