Uveitis

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Uveitis Exam in Norcross

Uveitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. It can be the cause of red eye  and may lead to vision loss if left untreated. At Peachtree Ophthalmology in Norcross, Georgia, we specialize in the diagnosis and management of uveitis to preserve vision and promote eye health for our patients.

Definition:

Uveitis refers to inflammation of the uvea, which includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. It can be classified based on the part of the uvea affected and the duration of symptoms. Anterior uveitis affects the front portion of the eye, intermediate uveitis affects the middle portion, and posterior uveitis affects the back portion.

Causes:

  • Infections, such as bacterial, viral, or fungal infections
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus
  • Trauma or injury to the eye
  • Certain medications or toxins
  • Idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown in some cases

Symptoms:

  • Eye redness
  • Eye pain or discomfort
  • Blurred or decreased vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Floaters or spots in the vision
  • Headaches

Diagnosis:

  • Comprehensive eye examination, including visual acuity test and intraocular pressure measurement
  • Slit-lamp examination to assess the structures of the eye
  • Dilated eye exam to evaluate the back of the eye
  • Blood tests or imaging tests to identify underlying causes, such as blood tests for autoimmune disorders or imaging tests for infections

Treatment:

  • Topical or oral corticosteroids to reduce inflammation
  • Immunosuppressive medications to suppress the immune system
  • Antibiotics or antiviral medications to treat underlying infections
  • Biologic agents, such as anti-TNF agents, for severe or refractory cases
  • Intraocular injections of corticosteroids or other medications

 

Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Encouragement to Visit Our Practice: 

If you are experiencing symptoms of uveitis or have been diagnosed with the condition, it is essential to seek prompt evaluation and treatment from an experienced ophthalmologist. At Peachtree Ophthalmology in Norcross, Georgia, our team specializes in the diagnosis and management of uveitis. Schedule an appointment with us today to receive comprehensive eye care and preserve your vision for years to come.

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.

Address

4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Phone & Fax

770-285-7910
770-609-8356

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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