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Anterior Uveitis

Anterior uveitis, also known as iritis, is an eye condition that causes inflammation in the iris and or anterior part of the ciliary body. Possible causes of anterior uveitis include injury, infection, or autoimmune diseases of the eye. Mydriatic eye drops and steroids are used to treat anterior uveitis.

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How to get rid of white blood cells in my left eye which is showing mild redness and pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I checked my left eye for light sensitivity, mild redness, and pain. The optometrist said he saw a few white blood cells and dryness in the eye. His diagnosis was keratitis, but he said only to take the drops he prescribed (Tobradex). I am worried. Could the white blood cells present ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The white blood cells in the anterior chamber of the eye signify uveitis. This needs treatment with steroid eyedrops. I suggest you continue using the eye drops as prescribed by your doctor. I hope this has helpe...  Read Full »

Can anterior uveitis be idiopathic?

Query: Hello doctor, Two years ago, I have an inflammation in my right eye. I went to an ophthalmologist who diagnosed as anterior uveitis combined to low IOP of 9 mmHg. He described an eye drops Optired, five times a day for one week. Then the dose is reduced in the next two weeks until stopped. The effec...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, I have gone through your blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They are quite extensive and have covered most of the routine uveitis workup. As your ophthalmologist has said, majority of anterior uveitis cases are idiopathic and need to be treated as and when it fla...  Read Full »

How to treat painful, red, and sensitive eyes with irritation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. My right eye is red and very sensitive to light. It is painful while I move the eyeballs. Center of the eye is paining with irritation.  Read Full »

Dr. Rodney John Smith

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A couple of things come to mind when an eye presents like you described red, painful, photophobic. The first one is an eye inflammation, officially called an anterior uveitis.  Read Full »

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