Also called chorioretinitis, uveitis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye (the uvea). Uveitis is rare, with fewer than 200,000 U.S. cases reported each year. However, the condition is very serious and can lead to permanent vision loss.
What Are the Symptoms of Uveitis?
Not so different from some other eye conditions, uveitis presents symptoms such as:
- Light sensitivity
- Blurred vision
- Dark floating spots in the field of vision
How Is Uveitis Treated?
Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent complications or permanent vision loss from uveitis. The most common treatment is eye drops that ease the inflammation. In some cases, uveitis is a result of an infection, so antibiotics or antiviral medication may be prescribed.
What If I Have Uveitis?
It’s a very serious condition, but we are trained and well-equipped to diagnose, treat, and help you understand the implications of uveitis. You deserve to see the world through better eyes, and we can help you do just that.
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