UVEITIS

Description

  • Uveitis is a form of eye inflammation
  • It affects the middle layer of tissue in the eye wall (uvea)

Symptoms

  • Eye redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye pain
  • Marked or new floaters
  • Light sensitivity
  • Headaches

Causes

  • Trauma or injury
  • Surgery
  • Bruising
  • Infections like:
  • AIDS
  • Herpes
  • CMV retinitis
  • West Nile
  • Syphilis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Autoimmune disorders which include:
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Arthritis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Sarcoidosis

Risk Factors

  • Mutations in genes
  • Cigarette smoking

Diagnostic Tests

  • Blood tests
  • Analysis of fluid from the eye
  • Angiography

Treatment

  • Surgery(vitrectomy)
  • Mydriatic eye drops
  • Medications:
  • Corticosteroids
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Antibiotics
  • Antiviral medication

Lifestyle Management

  • Seeking proper treatment for an autoimmune disease or infection
  • Early detection and treatment
  • Reduce infection exposure
  • Wear dark glasses
  • Place a warm flannel over the eye to soothe it
  • Healthy Diet