SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF UVEITIS MAY INCLUDE:
- Eye redness
- Eye pain
- Light sensitivity
- Blurred vision
- Dark, floating spots in the vision
The tests included in the profile are as follows:
- Investigations include CBC (Complete Blood Count)
- ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate)
- R A Factor (Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor)
- VDRL,HIV (ELISA)
- Toxoplasma IgG
- Toxoplasma IgM
- Mantoux Test
- X-Ray Chest
- ANA (Anti nuclear antibody)
- HLA B 27
- ACE (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme)
- CRP (C-Reactive Protein)
Doctors generally use the term “uveitis” to refer to inflammation within the eye not due to infection. Uveitis affects the uvea, which is the layer of the eye beneath the white of the eye (sclera). It consists of the iris, choroid and ciliary body.
The most common type of uveitis is an inflammation of the iris called iritis (anterior uveitis). In many cases, the cause of uveitis can’t be determined. However, it can be associated with autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and with exposure to toxins.
We Uveitis usually is serious. Early diagnosis and treatment are important in preventing permanent vision loss. Treatment typically includes anti-inflammatory medications, such as corticosteroids.