Uveitis is a condition where various parts of the eye become inflamed. Anterior uveitis affects the front of the eye known as iritis, posterior uveitis affects the back of the eye known as the choroiditis, and intermediate uveitis affects the middle where the iris, choroid and ciliary body are located—also known as the uvea. If all three areas are affected, it is called panuveitis.
Symptoms include the following:
- Blurred Vision
- Eye Pain
- Decrease in Vision
- Light Sensitivity
Uveitis is common in patients suffering from autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, infections or eye injury such as Crohn’s disease, sarcoidosis, herpes, syphilis or tuberculosis. While uveitis is often treated with eye drops, anti-inflammatory medication or antibiotics, surgery could also be an option.
If you are experiencing any uveitis symptoms, contact a Greater Ohio Eye Surgeon immediately because if untreated, uveitis can lead to vision loss, optic nerve damage and increased eye pressure.