What is iritis?
Iritis or ‘uveitis’ is an inflammation of the eye.
The most common form usually affects one eye at any stage and is unassociated with any medical illnesses.
It causes a red eye which is painful, sensitive to light and causes blurred vision. It does not respond to antibiotic drops.
How is it treated?
It is treated with steroid drops (remember steroid drops should only be used under the supervision of an ophthalmologist)
Occasionally iritis can be quite severe affecting several parts of the eye and also both eyes at once. In these cases several investigations are performed to see if there are any associated illnesses.