Uveitis represents a group of inflammatory diseases of the different structures of the eye. They may occur at any age and their symptoms vary widely on the basis of their location and the cause of inflammation. Nevertheless, they usually involve reddening of the eye, eye pain, discomfort caused by light, spots in your vision and reduced vision. The most frequent causes are autoimmune diseases (arthritis, Crohn’s disease, etc.) and chronic infections (tuberculosis, chickenpox, etc.).
Treatment occurs mainly via anti-inflammatory therapy, which is usually topical. However, first and foremost, it is based on diagnosis of the root cause and the treatment of the underlying disease resulting in the inflammation.