I have been suffering with this condition for almost 14 years. Wow! I am afraid that the medication I'm taking will cause abnormalities in any children I would have. Is there a way I can take herbal supplements and stay away from the steroid ridden eye drops? I have been juicing a lot of carrots hopefully this will help as well.
CSense: I doubt that the steroids will harm future kids, but there is a real possibly they will harm your eyes. As you know after fourteen years, uveitis is a systemic auto-immune disease. There is a genetic test that can be done (although knowing whether you have a particular gene, or not, isn't going to solve the problem.) Because it's an immune problem, if you wanted to treat it naturally you'd have to do a complete job. As well as the juicing, you'd have to make changes in your diet, perhaps give up meat, sugar--that sort of thing. It would have to be an all-or-nothing experiment. By all means, use herbal remedies or other alternative therapies between flare-ups.
My daughter has had two bouts of iritis. She went to a Chinese herbalist and a masseuse. Since she blamed stress on the flare-ups, the massages benefitted her.
Good luck to you, uveitis is a cr*ppy disease.
My Uveitis has been stable so it's pretty mild; however, it's not gone which is what I want. I am beginning to cut things from my diet. It will take a while, but becoming a vegetarian or vegan is not out of the question. I believe this is where I have to go for many of my health issues (i.e. Uveitis, depression, anxiety and fatigue). The frustrating thing about this is that I don't know how this happened and to be stuck with this makes me sad. And, I fear every day that I will wake up and go blind.