How Uveitis is treated

Your eye surgeon will first conduct a detailed examination of your eye using a microscope designed for this purpose. As the light beam passes through the eye, the fluid within can be examined. If this fluid is hazy instead of clear, the cause may be due to Uveitis.

A further test that may be carried out involves a light shone into both the affected and unaffected eyes causing both pupils to constrict. If one eye is affected by Uveitis, there will be a slight pain in the eye as the pupil constricts.

In addition, there will normally be an examination of the inside of the eye to see if other parts of the eye are affected. Other investigations may include blood tests and x-rays which may be undertaken to establish the cause of the Uveitis.

Depending on the cause and nature of your condition, your consultant may initially prescribe a course of eye drops to control the inflammation and treat any underlying condition.

Steroid tablets or a steroid injection into the eye may be recommended in severe cases, when eye drops have no effect. The injection will be carried out under local anaesthetic.