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Posted by TMoore on September 22, 2000 at 16:38:32:

In Reply to: EYERITUS & CATARACT posted by CAROL GOLDSMITH on September 06, 2000 at 20:59:27:

: I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION THAT I CAN FIND. MY 9 YEAR OLD 2ND COUSIN WAS JUST DIAGNOSED WITH EYERITUS AND CATATACT IN BOTH OF HER EYES. THIS IS THE 3RD CASE OF EYERITUS OUR FAMILY HAS HAD TO DEAL WITH AND WE ARE CONTINUALLY TOLD IT IS NOT HEREDITARY. IS THIS TRUE?
: ALSO, HAVING BOTH OF THESE PROBLEMS AT THE SAME TIME IN A 9 YEAR OLD IS VERY RARE FROM WHAT WE ARE BEING TOLD, IS THERE ANY DOCTOR OUT THERE THAT HAS SEEN THIS AND CAN OFFER US ANY INSIGHT.(OPERATION ALTERNATIVES OR THE BEST WAY TO TREAT OR EVEN WHO IS THE BEST DOCTOR IN THE COUNTRY TO WORK WITH THIS DISEASE)
: THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

Iritis, especially when occurring in both eyes can, but not always, be due to a systemic disease such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis as well as several other autoimmune diseases. Your physician should test for these autoimmune diseases. Cataract can be the result of frequent bouts of iritis, or again part of a systemic disease or even an inherited condition. The child should be examined by an eye specialist. Either an Ophthalmologist or a therapeutically licensed Optometrist.

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