It covers the gel-like material in the middle of the eyeball and surrounds a sheath consisting of three layers. The middle layer is called uvea. Uvea inflammation is called uveitis. Uveitis may affect all or one of the layers of the iris, choroid and lashes which we call uveas of the eye.
Early diagnosis, regular follow-up, compatible patient-physician relationship is important. When these conditions are met, the damaged eye can often be saved. The patient should be examined at least every three months, even if the treatment is completed. The controls should not be interrupted because the disease may recur silently. It is also necessary to inform the ophthalmologist about different symptoms related to other organs.
CAUSES OF UVEITIS
In 30 to 40% of patients with uveitis, the cause of the disease cannot be determined. Uveitis can be a symptom of a disease in the body such as viruses, fungi, parasites. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate diseases with various assays.
UVEITIS CAN CAUSE
Behcet 's disease.
Infections (bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi)
Tuberculosis, syphilis, herpes, toxoplasmosis etc.
Eye trauma and surgery.
Autoimmune reaction (immune system diseases)
Rheumatic diseases, colitis, sarcoidosis
SYMPTOMS OF UVEITIS
When uveitis occurs in the anterior part of the eye, it may cause redness in the severe periods, blurred vision, pain in the eyes, sensitivity to light and fluctuations, while it is mostly in the form of blurred vision at the back.
Symptoms occurring outside central vision loss;
Blood build up in the eye
Sensitivity to light
Stained and blurred vision
Sudden light flashes
Pain in the eyeball
Especially, steroids and drops containing medicines that raise the pupil are frequently used. Systemic medicines may need to be used for deeper inflammations. Uveitis is a cured disease. Even if the treatment is over, the patient should be monitored periodically. Since the disease may recur, controls should not be interrupted.