What Is Uveitis?

Uveitis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye that consists of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.

Treating Uveitis

Early assessment is our motto. We believe that early detection is the best way to keep your eyes from getting in the way of the life you want and deserve to live. Schedule an annual eye exam with Katzen to have our people assess your vision and recommend next steps, as necessary.

There are a number of treatments we can prescribe for you depending on the severity of the condition. Anti-inflammatory medications in the forms of eye drops are one of the first forms of treatment. Antibiotics and Antiviral medications may also be prescribed in order to get the infection under control. If the medications do not work, surgery may be required to preserve vision.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of uveitis?
Typical symptoms of uveitis are:
  • Blurred/Cloudy vision
  • Eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Headaches
If you think that you or a loved one may have this condition, the best course of action is contacting our specialists at Katzen Eye Group. Schedule a consultation and we’ll help you find a solution that meets your need and your budget.
Are there different types of uveitis?
Yes. Uveitis can present in one (or more, in severe cases) of four types:
  • Anterior uveitis frequently (iritis) - This type affects the front of the eye. Inflammation of the iris (iritis) is the most common type of uveitis.
  • Intermediate uveitis - consists of vitritis, inflammation of the jelly-like part of the eye (vitreous cavity). When there is inflammatory material on the pars plana, the condition is called pars planitis
  • Posterior uveitis - inflammation of the retina and choroid. Posterior refers to the back of the eye.
  • Pan-uveitis - is when inflammation exists in all layers of the uvea.
How long does the initial consultation take?
About 2 hours, including the diagnostic procedures.

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