How to prevent cataracts
There are some simple things you can do to lower your risk and potentially slow or delay the development of cataracts later in life.
Uveitis is a group of diseases that causes damage to the eye tissue and swelling, resulting in varying degrees of vision loss or blindness.
There are four types of uveitis:
Uveitis is caused by inflammation inside the eye. Inflammation occurs when specific causes trigger an immune reaction.
Causes of uveitis can be:
Symptoms often develop rapidly and can affect one or both eyes. They include:
Diagnosing uveitis takes a thorough eye examination and an analysis of your medical history. Your doctor may also request laboratory tests to help determine the cause of the inflammation.
Your eye exam will include:
Uveitis treatments focus on eliminating inflammation, reducing pain and preventing further tissue damage as well as to restore lost vision.
Your doctor will likely prescribe specific medications for the treatment of uveitis. This medication can be in the form of eye drops, pills, or an injection near or inside your eye.
When the disease is chronic or reoccurring, your doctor may also recommend immunosuppressive medications taken by mouth. These include methotrexate, azathioprine, cyclosporine and others.
Here at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center we utilize and individualized approach to treating uveitis. For those patients with chronic inflammation or rheumatologic conditions we have a multidisciplinary clinic where Ana Suelves Cogollos, MD, PhD, and Beatrice Kenol, MD (an Ohio State Wexner Medical Center rheumatologist) will see patients together to come up with the best treatment plan for your conditions.