UVEITIS

Uveitis

What is UVEA?

  • The uvea is the middle layer. It’s right between the white part of – called the sclera – and the inner layers eye.
  • Uvea contains three important structures:
  • The iris: That’s the colored circle at the front of your eye.
  • The choroid: This is a group of blood vessels that give your retina the nutrients it needs.
  • It causes severe pain as uvea is one of the most vascular structure of the eye, and defective vision.

Causes & Symptoms

  • Any contact with toxic substance
  • Trauma
  • Auto immune disease affected individual.
  • Eye rednes
  • Pain
  • Blurry or lessened vision and sensitivity to light
  • Floaters, those tiny dots or specks in your vision

When to see a doctor?

If the above mentioned symptoms in a patient are triggered, immediately he should report to an ophthalmologist.

Management

Medical management of patients with uveitis involves continuous monitoring/control of their ocular inflammation which may require systemic treatment with drugs such as steroids and immune-suppressives. It also needs close monitoring of the systemic disease in conjunction with the physicians. Management of uveitis with complicated cataract is the specialized surgery performed exclusively by this department