Uveitis

Uveitis


Uveitis is a general term that describes a
group of inflammatory diseases that can cause damage to the eye and loss of vision. It can affect patients of all ages but primarily
affects people between 20 and 60 years of age. If inflammation occurs in the front portions
of the eye, called anterior uveitis, patients can complain of pain, redness and light sensitivity. If inflammation occurs in the middle or back
of the eye, patients can experience blurry vision, see floaters, or have pain with eye
movements. After a full eye examination, laboratory testing
as well as radiological imaging may be necessary to look for common causes of uveitis. In about half of our patients with uveitis,
we may never find the exact cause. We call this idiopathic uveitis. Once we determine the root cause of their
inflammatory eye disease, we can tailor the treatment regimen towards what’s best for
you. At Austin Retina we’ll work closely with your
primary care physician and rheumatologist to further tailor the treatment regimen with
the goal of keeping you symptom-free.

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