Common symptoms of uveitis include:
Blurred or decreased vision
What is uveitis treatment?
There are multiple options that follow uveitis treatment guidelines.
- Only one eye is affected, steroid injections in the eye may help
- They can work for up to 3 months and may require multiple injections over time to keep posterior segment uveitis under control
- If both eyes are affected, steroid pills may be used
- If you cannot take pills, or if the inflammation is severe, intravenous (IV) steroids may be prescribed
A longer-lasting treatment, called an intravitreal implant, uses a tiny insert to deliver a steady dose of steroid to the affected eye.
- Certain implants are surgically inserted, requiring an incision and stitches; others are non-surgically inserted through a tiny needle and do not require stitches
Immune suppressant medicine:
Other treatments include pills that more broadly reduce or suppress the body’s immune system.
- Treatments may include prescribing an immunosuppressant medication or biologic agent
Side effects may occur. It’s important to discuss treatment risks with your eye doctor.