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What is the treatment for iritis?

Specific treatment is based on antiinflammatory, cortisone-like (steroid) medications used as eyedrops, or less commonly by mouth. Steroids are often accompanied by drops to enlarge (the pupil). This serves two purposes:

  1. it relieves much of the pain
  2. the drops keep the pupil dilated to avoid it becoming scarred down and adherent to the lens of the eye, which lies behind the pupil.

If the drops are not successful, steroid (cortisone) medications in the form of pills may be used. Rarely, injections of steroids around the eye may be indicated.

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Comment from: pamela, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 06

I have been dealing with this for over a month, thank goodness I went to an ophthalmologist today and discovered what was really going on with me. I am being treated with steroids.

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Comment from: epia, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 28

I"ve been dealing with iritis for almost two years now. Some days are better than others, but it has taken a huge blow to my confidence and planted a psychological fear I can"t shake. I am on steroid drops. Thankfully, the symptoms are under control but my eyes look like I"m constantly having an allergic reaction. Thinking I will have to live with this rest of my life is daunting. I'm scared. I wouldn"t wish this on my worst enemy. Protect and love your eyes folks.

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