Uveitis is an inflammation of the uvea, the intermediate part of the eye that includes the choroid, ciliary body and iris. This inflammation can be acute or chronic (when it lasts more than three months) and its persistent form is characterized by alternating periods without symptoms and relapses.
Symptoms: All forms of uveitis can lead to temporary or permanent loss of visual acuity or even blindness, and can result in significant eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal damage, corneal damage, and elevated intraocular pressure. ....
This disease can develop slowly, causing blurred vision, reduced visual acuity, pain and excessive sensitivity to light, tearing, redness of the eye, and the appearance of patches or opacities in the visual field.
Diagnosis : regular check-ups, especially for people at risk, are essential to identify the cause of uveitis.
Treatment will depend on the type of uveitis and the severity of the inflammation. If the uveitis is considered to be the result of an infection, antibiotics or antiviral drugs will be added to the treatment. Most previous uveitis is treated with corticosteroid eye drops. These are given quite frequently to begin with and are then tapered off.
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