Treatment depends on the type of uveitis. Initial treatment includes administration of corticosteroids in the form of eye drops, injections around or in the eye, tablets or intraocular implants.
The long-term use of corticosteroid eye drops may cause glaucoma or cataract. The long-term use of corticosteroid tablets may cause body weight increase, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, peptic ulceration, cataract.
In some patients with chronic non-infectious uveitis, immunomodulatory drugs are used so that the dose of oral corticosteroids can be reduced. The drugs that are usually added are azathioprine, methotrexate, cyclosporine, and mycophenolate mofetil. In other cases, the use of biologic agents such as adalimumab, infliximab, daclizumab, abatacept, and rituximab may be recommended.
Finally, keep in mind: Your ophthalmologist is the best source for responsible information on issues that are related to the health of your eyes. Under no circumstances is the information available on our website intended to replace your doctor. Always contact your doctor for information.
Let’s not forget that everything starts with an eye evaluation. And as most ophthalmic conditions can be treated if they are diagnosed early, an initial eye evaluation is the first step to effective prevention.