Uveitis (say "you-vee-EYE-tus") is swelling and tenderness of the middle layer of the eye. This area includes the coloured part of the eye (iris), muscles, and blood vessels. One or both of your eyes may be swollen, red, and painful. You may have blurred vision.
You may have gotten uveitis from an infection, but the cause is often not known.
There are three types of uveitis.
It is important to treat uveitis. Treatment can save your eyesight and avoid permanent damage to your eyes.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: December 3, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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