Uveitis is an umbrella term used to describe inflammation of the inner structures of the eye. There are various kinds of uveitis and they can be classified under different categories relating to different structures of the eye. Uveitis can be separated into anterior, intermediate or posterior uveitis. Uveitis can be as a result of injury, eye procedures and other systemic illnesses that can also irritate the eyes.
The way to diagnose uveitis is usually via clinical assessment. Inflammatory cells can be seen using a magnifying slit lamp equipment. Fluorescein angiography and ICG angiography are likewise useful to assess nature and seriousness of the problem. If your eye specialist is worried about a systemic illness causing uveitis, a clinical assessment including blood tests may be suggested.
Treatment depends on the severity and structure of the eye involved. Anti-inflammatory eye drops are regularly used as first-line treatment for uveitis that affect the front of the eye. Steroid injections, oral steroids, and oral immunosuppressive medications may be used to treat severe uveitis, specifically if it affects the back part of the eye.