Iritis (Anterior Uveitis)

Iritis also called Anterior Uveitis is an inflammation of the iris.

Symptoms & Diagnosis

The condition usually affects only one eye and comes on quickly. It can occur due to trauma to the eye, underlying conditions, viral/bacterial infections or allergies to medication. The Ophthalmologist will do a comprehensive eye exam that usually includes checking visual acuity, intraocular pressure and a slit lamp examination.

  • Vision loss
  • Blurry vision
  • Sore & red eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Unevenly shaped pupils or very small pupils
  • Headage

Treatment

Iritis can be treated with prescription medication. It is recommended to wear sunglasses if it involves light sensitivity. Most cases resolve within 2-3 weeks; however, it can also reoccur if not treated properly or become chronic.

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