"Be Anything but Ordinary" (626) 458-2020
 
Uveitis
Uveitis is a general term that refers to inflammation or swelling of the eye's structures responsible for its blood supply. These structures are collectively known as the uveal tract, and include the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. Uveitis is classified by the structures it affects, the underlying cause, and whether it is chronic (lasting more than 6 weeks), or acute in nature. There are four main categories of uveitis. Anterior uveitis (also known as iritis involves the iris and ciliary body and is the most common type; intermediate uveitis affects the ciliary body, vitreous and retina; posterior uveitis involves the retina, choroid and optic nerve; and diffuse uveitis affects structures both in the front and back of the eye.

Common causes of uveitis include infection or underlying disease, but in some cases the cause is unknown. Uveitis usually affects people between 20-50 years of age.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
The symptoms of uveitis depend on whether it is anterior, intermediate, posterior or diffuse.

•Light sensitivity
•Blurred vision
•Redness around the iris
•Pain that may range from aching or soreness to intense discomfort
•Small pupil
•Tearing
•Elevated intraocular pressure
•Often affects both eyes
•Floaters
•Blurred vision
•Pain (if the optic nerve is involved)
•Combination of symptoms from anterior, intermediate, and posterior uveitis
DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS
Uveitis is diagnosed with a thorough examination of the eye with a slit lamp microscope and ophthalmoscopy. Visual acuity and intraocular pressure are also evaluated. In some cases, blood work and others tests are required to rule out underlying systemic disease or infection.

TREATMENT
The appropriate treatment for uveitis is dependent on the severity of the disease and the ocular structures involved. Topical eye drops and/or oral medications are prescribed to reduce inflammation. In some cases, medication is required to lower the intraocular pressure.

After the inflammation has subsided, secondary conditions such as scar tissue, cataracts and glaucoma may require treatment.


Advance Vision Optometric Center's Eye Doctor and Staff Provide
Quality Eye Care and Personalized Service You Can Trust

My Advance Vision    

OFFICE HOURS: 
MON 10:00 - 6:00
TUE 10:00 - 6:00
WED 10:00 - 6:00
THU 10:00 - 6:00
FRI 10:00 - 6:00
SAT 10:00 - 6:00
SUN Closed





Ready for the next step?
Call Today (626) 458-2020
  REQUEST YOUR EYE HEALTH
AND VISION EXAMINATION

Advance Vision Optometric Center in Monterey Park, CA
Welcome to Advance Vision Optometric Center and Thank You for visiting our website! We pledge to take excellent care of you and your family by getting to know you on a personal level.

We will make every effort to take a complete approach to your eye care. This means that we will take the time to not only understand your eye health and visual needs, but your general health, lifestyle, and dietary habits as well. This is somewhat rare in health care today, but we think you will find it to be a refreshing change.

Schedule your Eye health and Vision appointment today with our experienced eye care providers at our Advance Vision Optometric Center in Monterey Park, CA and give your vision the level of care and attention it deserves.

facebook twitter



Advance Vision Optometric Center 500 N. Atlantic Blvd. Unit 151 Monterey Park, CA 91754 Phone: (626) 458-2020 Fax: (626) 458-2022

© 2019 All content is the property of Advance Vision Optometric Center ™ & assoc. vendors. | DISCLAIMER | HIPAA
Website Powered and Developed by EyeVertise.com