Uveitis is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in developed countries. It refers to any inflammation involving the interior of the eye.
Uveitic conditions are much more common than you may think. In Singapore, the pattern of anterior uveitis among the Chinese were more frequent while the Malays and Indians experiences tuberculosis uveitis quite often.
What You Need To Know
Common Symptoms of Uveitis include:
- Redness of the eye
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
- Dark, floating spots along the visual field
- Eye pain
Uveitis may come on suddenly with redness and pain, or sometimes with painless blurring of your vision. A case of simple “red eye” may in fact be a serious problem of uveitis. If your eye becomes red or painful, and does not clear up quickly, you should be examined and treated by an ophthalmologist.
Microorganism such as virus, bacteria, fungus and parasite can affect the eye and result in ocular infection. Common symptoms include blur vision and floaters with or without a painful red eye.
What We Can Do
Treatment of Uveitis and Ocular Infections involve:
- Reducing inflammation and pain
- Treating the underlying cause (if any), and
- Preventing further damage, complications and vision loss
The diagnosis and treatment of Uveitis is complex and requires patience and persistence on the part of the physician and the patient. With careful diagnosis and a systematic therapeutic approach, many sufferers can experience considerable improvement. Email us for a complete evaluation by a eye doctor at Eagle Eye Centre.