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Uveitis & Ocular Inflammation Treatment

Complications of Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation

If left untreated, uveitis and ocular inflammation could result in:

  • Vision loss
  • Macular oedema
  • Retinal detachment
  • Scarring of the cornea
  • Cataract formation
  • Glaucoma

Treatment Options for Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation

The various treatment options for uveitis and ocular inflammation include:

  • Medications in the form of eyedrops, injections, or tablets for oral consumption; medications may include corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, antibiotics to treat infection, and immunosuppressive drugs to treat immune-related disease
  • Surgical removal of eye vitreous (gel-like material) and debris from the eye to improve vision
  • Surgery to place implants in the eye that slowly release medication
  • Laser treatment to treat severe oedema in uveitis

Prognosis of Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation

Most cases of uveitis and ocular inflammation can be successfully treated. However, early diagnosis is very important to improve prognosis. If you have any of the signs or symptoms of uveitis and ocular inflammation, visit your doctor or an eye specialist as soon as possible.

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • UNSW Australia
  • The University of Sydney
  • Sydney & Sydney Eye Hospital
  • Westmead Hospital
  • Save Sight Institute