Uveitis is an inflammation in the uvea, the central layer of the eye. It may result in visual alterations and eye discomfort.
The majority of cases improve with treatment.
Symptoms of uveitis
Symptoms of uveitis enclose:
- Eye discomfort, which is often aching in or around your eye and may get worse when you focus
- Responsiveness to light (photophobia)
- Hazy or blurry vision
- Your field of view is filled with tiny shapes (floaters)
- The inability to notice things outside of your field of view (peripheral vision)
The symptoms could appear overnight or over a few days. Uveitis may damage one or both eyes.
Causes for uveitis
The immune system is known to have issues in many cases of uveitis. The immune system might overreact in the eye for unidentified causes.
Uveitis can also develop after eye surgery and can, less frequently, be brought on by an infection, an eye injury, or both.
Sometimes it’s impossible to pinpoint the cause.
When to seek a doctor consultation?
If you experience chronic eye discomfort or a strange change in your vision, speak with a doctor, especially if you have previously experienced uveitis.
Your doctor could suggest that you see an ophthalmologist, who will do a more thorough examination of your eye.
Treating a uveitis
The primary therapy for uveitis is a steroid medication. It may aid in reducing eye irritation. Depending on the uveitis kind, different types of steroid prescriptions are advised.
Uveitis affecting the facade of the eye is often treated with eye drops.
The most common treatments for uveitis affecting the eye’s center and back include injections, pills, and capsules.
Reviewed by – Dr. Priyanka, MBBS MD Microbiology
Page last reviewed: 16 JULY 2022