Uveitis refers to inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, which is called the uvea (or uveal tract).
It particularly affects people of working age, commonly those aged between 20 to 59, but can also occur in children.
Uveitis usually causes a red, painful eye with cloudy vision
Types of uveitis
The cause of uveitis is often unknown,Many cases are linked to the immune system, when it becomes overactive in the eye for unknown reasons.
-An inflammatory or autoimmune condition
-Bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infection such as toxoplasmosis, Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster(shingles), tuberculosis (TB), Lyme disease and syphilis.
-Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is the most common identifiable cause of uveitis in children
-painful, red eye.
-A small pupil or a distortion of the shape of the pupil
-Sensitivity to light (photophobia),
-Floaters (dots that move across the field of vision)
corticosteroid, which can help to reduce the inflammation. These are usually given as eyedrops for anterior uveitis, but severe anterior uveitis and most forms of non-infectious posterior uveitis may required treqtment with systemic medication in the form of tablets or injection
Dr Ankita Patil will conduct tests to determine the type of uveitis and will recommend the best course of treatment for you .