Acute/ Chronic/Recurrent Iridocyclitis
What is Acute/ Chronic/Recurrent Iridocyclitis?
Acute/ Chronic/Recurrent Iridocyclitis are sub-types of a condition called uveitis. Uveitis is a condition causing inflammation of the middle eye or uvea.
The uvea itself consists of three parts:
- Iris: a Colored ring of tissue in the middle of the eye, and can be seen directly when you look in a mirror
- Ciliary body: Part of the middle eye located behind the iris and not directly visible in a mirror
- Choroid: Also part of the middle eye located behind the iris and not directly visible in a mirror
Iridocyclitis is a type of anterior uveitis that involves the iris and ciliary body. It is a leading cause of visual impairment in many people. Symptoms include pain and redness in the eye, increased sensitivity to light, and blurry vision.
Types of iridocyclitis
- Acute iridocyclitis: Sudden onset of inflammation of the iris and ciliary body. It may last for less than 3 months with the usual duration of around 6 weeks.
- Chronic iridocyclitis: Persistent inflammation of the iris and ciliary body. The condition lasts more than 3 months, then recurs within 3 months of finishing treatment.
- Recurrent iridocyclitis: Characterized by relapse and remission of the disorder.
Iridocyclitis is mainly treated using steroids. Anti-infective medications may be needed if an infection is present.
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