How is uveitis treated?

Because uveitis is serious, treatment needs to begin right away. For noninfectious uveitis, your ophthalmologist may prescribe eye drops containing steroids to reduce swelling, and a dilating eye drop to relieve pain.

Antibiotics are used in patients with infectious uveitis. Dark glasses will help with light sensitivity. For severe cases, other medications may be prescribed.

Complications of uveitis may include glaucoma, cataracts, abnormal blood vessel growth, fluid within the retina, and vision loss. Early diagnosis and treatment by your ophthalmologist can often help to avoid vision loss.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 03/10/2015.

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