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Old 02-24-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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Uveitis? steroid side effects?

I'll try to make this as short as possible....
I had Uveitis in both eyes a few years ago. Recently, I noticed my left eye bothering me. it was red in the bottom corner, so i stopped wearing my contacts for a few days, but it just got worse and worse. It didnt seem like Uveitis to me this time, but....
The pressure in my eye kept building up and had to go to the ER. they said they thought maybe Uveitis again and said i had a torn iris that adhered to my lens. not sure how that happened...?
they gave me some steroids/antibiotic drops.
I have been taking them for 10 days now, tapering off (they are about gone).
the trouble is, although the pain and redness is lessening, so is my vision. It seems to get more blurry every day and today i noticed cloudiness as well.
I can't remember if this happened last time - seems to me it didn't.
plus last time there was more sensitivity to light than this time.

anyone have any thoughts/comments?

Could it be the extended use of steroid drops causing the blurred vision?


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Re: Uveitis? steroid side effects?

I have anterior uveitis in both eyes. Did you have anterior, intermediate, posterior or diffuse uveitis or do you know?

If you don't know, then it is possible it has progressed to another form of it and that has different symptoms. And sometimes the same kind can occur with different symptoms...I have no pain with mine.

Since uveitis can lead to blindness, you should go back to your eye doc ASAP. Sounds like you need more aggressive treatment to save your sight.

good luck...............Jenny

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