Uveitis

Also called chorioretinitis, uveitis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye (uvea). It causes eye redness, pain and blurred vision. Uveitis is rare, with fewer than 200,000 U.S. cases reported each year.

What are the Symptoms of Uveitis?

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Dark floating spots in the field of vision

How is Uveitis Treated?

Uveitis can be serious, if left untreated, and can lead to permanent vision loss. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent complications. The common treatment is eye drops that ease the inflammation. If uveitis is a result of an infection, antibiotics or antiviral medication may be prescribed.

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