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How is uveitis treated? Uveitis (commonly called "iritis" when it involves the front of the eye) is inflammation of a specific group of tissues inside the eye (including one or more of the following: iris, ciliary body, and choroid). Treatment may include medications delivered by drops, ointments, pills, infusions, injections around or in the eye, or special implants. Delay in diagnosis can make episodes more difficult to treat. See your eye doctor immediately if you believe that you have uveitis or iritis.
American Academy of Ophthalmology answered
Uveitis is a serious eye condition that may scar the eye. It needs to be treated as soon as possible.
Eyedrops, especially corticosteroids and pupil dilators, can reduce inflammation and pain. For more severe inflammation, oral medication or injections may be necessary.
Uveitis can be associated with these complications:
- Glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
- Cataract (clouding of the eye’s natural lens)
- Neovascularization (growth of new, abnormal blood vessels)
- Damage to the retina, including retinal detachment.
If you have a “red eye” that does not clear up quickly, contact your ophthalmologist.