Eye Difficulties due to Ulcerative Colitis

posted on 02 Jul 2014 16:29 by cooingflat2377




Iritis

Uveitis

This presents with irritation, redness and tearing. Episcleritis is normally not eyesight threatening and often will improve your eyesight resolve on its own. The eye doctor may treat the condition with a topical steroid drug or artificial tears if the eye is uncomfortable.

Iritis is an inflammation including the anterior chamber of the eye--the space between the coloured iris and the clear cornea. Patients with iritis have sensitivity to light, pain, red eye and decreased visual acuity. Iritis can be treated with topical or oral corticosteroids; in patients with systemic inflammatory diseases including ulcerative colitis, immunosuppressant medications may be used.

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