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Treatment of uveitis

Left untreated uveal inflammation can lead to blindness. Persistent uveitis can cause cataract, glaucoma, retinal oedema / swelling, retinal scarring, retinal detachment, optic nerve damage and, atrophy or shrinkage of the eye. Uveitis is managed by medicines and eye drops.

Bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa or other agents along with abnormalities of the immune system can cause uveitis. Testing may involve blood tests, X-rays, special ocular studies or evaluation by other skilled medical consultants beyond ophthalmology. A full medical evaluation may reveal an inflammatory disease that has involved other organs besides the eye. Examples of this include sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis and related conditions. For these types of conditions, treatment for the underlying cause of the uveitis helps all parts of the body, including the eye.

In most cases, no obvious underlying cause is found for the uveitis. Treatment then is directed to the eye inflammation alone. Treatment may include drops or injections of cortisone medication around the eye. Sometimes it may be necessary to use oral drugs that suppress inflammation, such as prednisone or cytotoxic (chemotherapeutic) agents. Treatment can be prolonged for uveitis. Therefore, close followup with an ophthalmologist is important to keep the eye functional and to detect occasional side effects from the treatments.

Our Doctors

Dr. IODINE REGHUNADHAN

Consultant - General Ophthalmology
MBBS, DO, DNB, FICO, FRCS
Uvea Clinic

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Dr. MEENA NAIR

Senior Consultant
MBBS, MS, FGO
Uvea Clinic,Glaucoma Clinic,Glaucoma Services

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Dr. MINU M MATHEN

Sr. Consultant (Cataract & IOL Services)
MBBS, DNB, MNAMS
Uvea Clinic,Cataract & Refractive Surgery

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Dr. PRADEEP G.K

Consultant, General Ophthalmology
MBBS, MS, DO
Uvea Clinic,General Ophthalmology

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Dr. SHANE MATHEW OONNUKALLIL

Medical Superintendent, Senior Consultant
MBBS, DO, FRCS, DNB, ICO
Uvea Clinic,Vitreo Retinal

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Dr. Sreelekha S

Consultant
MBBS, MS, DO, DNB, FRCS (Glasg)
Uvea Clinic,Vitreo Retinal

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Dr. UNNIKRISHNAN NAIR

Senior Consultant
MBBS, MS, DO, FMRF, FRCS, FVRS
Uvea Clinic,Vitreo Retinal,Retina Services (Full - Fledged)

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