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jjc16105 posted:
was diagnosed with this about 2 months ago in one eye, and now its back. my eye dr. made me go for all kinds of bloodwork which was normal. he said it could recur and it has. now i am noticing the other eye too. i do have bad seasonal allergies and sometimes it gets to the point where i cant even wear my contacts. my questions are has anyone else had this experience? do you think it can come from contacts (i was buying generic saline solution)? he put me on the steroid drops again. any advice would be welcome. thanks.
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Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
Uveitis is a term which describes inflammation inside of the eye. The most common form of uveitis is iritis which is inflammation in the front of the eye.

Sometimes uveitis has a cause which can be determined; sometimes not. It can be part of whole body inflammation and can accompany arthritis. Uveitis can be caused by a viral infection inside the eye. Seasonal allergies and contact lens issues (in the absence of an obvious corneal infection) are usually not the cause of the iritis.

The treatment for uveitis affecting the front of your eye is typically steroid eyedrops. It can recur as it has in your case.


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