Uveitis may come on suddenly with redness and pain, or it may be slow in onset with small pain or redness, but slow blurring of vision. Symptoms of uveitis may include:
- Light sensitivity
- Pain in the eye
- Floaters in the eye
- Blurring of vision
- Redness of the eye
The symptoms of uveitis are similar to those of other eye diseases. Therefore, your optometrist will carefully observe the inside of your eye under bright light and using high magnification to determine if you have the Uveitis.
When treated promptly, uveitis normally responds well. Common Uveitis Symptoms and Treatment include:
- Recommendation eye drops in combination with anti-inflammatory medications. Eye drops may not penetrate well to the back of the eye, so this type of treatment is not effective in uveitis.
- Periocular steroid injections this form of therapy may be painful, yet very effective in severe episodes of uveitis.
- Systemic or oral administration of steroids, further immunosuppressant and anti-metabolite drugs. The dose necessary to penetrate and treat uveitis in the eye is commonly connected with side effects in the rest of the body.
- The patented drug-delivery microtechnology in Retisert consists of a tiny drug reservoir intended to deliver continued levels of the well-known anti-inflammatory corticosteroid, fluocinolone acetonide, for about two-and-a-half years directly to the back of the eye.