Sympathetic ophthalmia

A rare form of uveitis called sympathetic ophthalmia results in the formation of tiny aberrant cell clusters called granulomas. This condition develops in the unharmed eye following surgery on the other (harmed) eye or a penetrating injury (such as when a pencil, pen, or stick punctures the eye). The unharmed eye’s uveal tract eventually gets…

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Why should Uveitis be treated?

Uveitis, if not treated promptly, can cause major eye issues. The likelihood of experiencing these issues increase if uveitis is long standing or in individuals older than 60 years of age. The eye becomes inflamed because of the illness which can cause tissues to scar or break down if not treated. Thus, resulting in impaired…

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Can Uveitis Cause Glaucoma?

Is there a link between uveitis and glaucoma? Uveitis is inflammation inside the eye which can happen in any portion of the eye. This means that inflammation can be present in either the front of the eye or the back of the eye or in both the front as well as the back of the…

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What is Uveitis?

Uveitis is inflammation of the pigmented layer of the eye called the uvea. The uvea contains many blood vessels providing nourishment to the eye. Uveitis is a very serious condition that can cause serious damage to vital eye tissue that can lead to permanent vision loss. Uveitis can occur at any age and happens suddenly.…

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