Common "Uveitis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


"Uveitis refers to an inflammation of the eye's middle layer called the uvea. Uveitis may result from an infection, eye injury, eye surgery, or an autoimmune or inflammatory disease. People with uveitis may experience blurred vision, light sensitivity, eye pain, vision loss, dark, floating shapes in the field of vision loss. Untreated uveitis can lead to blindness and other eye problems like glaucoma, cataracts, and optic nerve damage. Anti-inflammatory medicines, eye drops, antibiotics, antivirals or antifungals, and immunosuppressants may help treat uveitis.


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Is painful red eyes with cloudy vision an emergency condition?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35-year-old female, with a history of uveitis, keratitis, and herpes simplex. I saw my opthalmologist last week with a painful red eye which was sensitive to light. He did a thorough eye examination and said none of the above conditions. Because it is presenting as uveitis he will tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is difficult to comment about the diagnosis without examining the eye, but the symptoms you are describing may be of some residual uveitis. You should not worry. Keep instilling the eye drops as per your ophthalmologist's instructions an...  Read Full »

Will the red mark in my eye due to accidental injury remain forever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old woman. Two days ago, I had an injury to my right eye, as my kid accidentally poked it. Today, my eye has turned red and painful; however, I can see clearly and have no changes in vision. Will this red mark in my eye remain forever? Also, will it affect my vision in a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is mild inflammation in the eye that will resolve in a week. It does not remain for your entire life, nor will it affect your eyesight. I suggest you the treatment plan which includes cold compress for the affected eye. Eye drops Refr...  Read Full »

Why do I get redness in eyes and high IOP on stopping steroid drops?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from uveitis for the past 1.3 years. I have done TB and TB Gold, HLA B27, HLA B51, antinuclear antibodies and anti-CCP antibodies. All are negative. When I stop my steroid eye drops, my eye becomes red and my IOP increases to 45+.Doctor's prescription, observation, blood...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your blood reports and other documents (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sorry to hear about the chronicity of your eye problem. Most of the extra blood tests have already been done like ANA, HLA B27, etc. It is possible that you m...  Read Full »

Is glaucoma the only cause of blurred vision with power in eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I might have glaucoma. I have vomiting, loss of consciousness, and blurred vision 6/12 in the right eye and 6/6 in the left eye. All details are in the attached report. I can send photos. I am currently taking medicines for depression.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your attachments. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems like you have posterior uveitis. There is a reaction in vitreous and also inflammation in the retina. However, vomiting and blackouts can be due to neurological deficits. Please get...  Read Full »

Why do occasional vision loss occurs in uveitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a disease called uveitis and I visit a doctor every six to seven months for injecting Kenacort 40 mg on each eye when needed or when the inflammation starts again. I want to know that when this procedure is gonna end? Or will I have to go for injections for my entir...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you are suffering from uveitis and are on antiglaucoma drops and previously were on immune suppressive tablets. I feel that you may be suffering from an underlying disease that is hampering your immune system, we call these as autoimmune disorders. ...  Read Full »

Are vaginosis, uveitis and back pain related?

Query: HeIlo doctor, In the past several months, I was diagnosed with anterior uveitis in my right eye. Several weeks later, I was also diagnosed in my left eye. In addition, I experienced some achilles heel tendonitis and back pain. I completed the 8 week treatment program (dilating drops for the firs...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems from the history that you are having recurrent attacks of uveitis. Uveitis is an inflammatory disease of the eye and it can be because of infections, allergies, systemic diseases. Skin diseases like pityriasis can be seen associated with uveitis. However, th...  Read Full »

Why is there eye redness with pain and headache in uveitis patient?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a uveitis patient. Although my uveitis is under control and vision is good. But from the last three days due to the climate change may be or may be due to the late night sleep and excessive use of laptop whatever cause is, I am having headache and redness along with little bit pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For simple allergic conjunctivitis, you can use over-the-counter lubricants, like 0.5 % Carboxymethylcellulose acetate. They usually settle down on their own and will not cause any harm to the eyes. But an allergy on itself will not cause any pain. I recommend that y...  Read Full »

Can I take Zylopred drops in stead of Vigadexa for the viral infection in my eye?

Query: Hello doctor, My eye had a viral infection but the doctor gave me Vigadexa, Flur, and Ara drops and infection has been under control after 10 days of medications. Now, there is no discharge, no pain, no red eye but suddenly my vision from the infected eye get severely blurred. As per the doctor, the...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know who made the diagnosis of a viral infection? Vigadexa (Moxifloxacin and Dexamethasone) and Zylopred (Gatifloxacin Topical and Loteprednol) both contain steroids and are not recommended for viral infections.I really do not find a reason why these ...  Read Full »

My daughter poked her finger in my eye, and I got redness on my left eye. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter, by chance, poked her finger in my eye and I got a redness on my left eye, in the white portion. I had little pain for ten minutes and now it is better. I put refresh tears in my eyes as they are otherwise always red due to dry eyes. Can I use the same or do you suggest any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You may use Acular LS eye (Ketorolac) drops thrice daily as there may be a mild uveitis.For your dry eyes, you may use Refresh tears (Carboxymethylcellulose) as you are using. Having said that, kindly share photos so that I may guide you better. Regards.   Read Full »

Have been getting recurrent redness in the eyes. What will be the reason ?

Query: Hi doctor, For about four years now, I have been getting recurrent redness in the eyes. It starts in one eye at this time of every year. There is no discharge, but stay as a painful red eye. It will go away for a week and then recur for a couple of days before clearing up again. It usually last on a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may be uveitis or glaucoma or just conjunctivitis. Is there any family history of glaucoma? Is there any joint pain or what all systemic illness you have? During the episode, do you encounter any drop in vision? Kindly revert with the answers. Thank you.   Read Full »

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