Patient Comments: Uveitis - Medical Conditions

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Comment from: hansmeister, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 23

I am HLA-B27 positive, and also diagnosed with Fuchs' dystrophy. The cataract surgery did not yield positive results due to the Fuchs'. The DSEK failed due to the HLA-B27. The full cornea transplant was thought to have failed, but yesterday (1-21-15) the cornea specialist said the cornea was clear. The uveitis has generated a mesh of tissue internal to the eye due to inflammation, resulting in zero vision. Ultrasound will be done as soon as possible to verify that the internal mesh has not gone to the retina. Corrective action has not yet been determined.

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Comment from: dutches45, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

I had it in the right eye and we used eye drops for a month and we were able to get rid of it. Now I have it in the left eye and this is my third month without any success. The steroid drops manage it but doesn't take it away. I am going to the eye doctor today for a recheck and to find out what are the next steps.

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Comment from: hilo, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 20

I have had uveitis since the age of 12 and I am now 60. I have tracked flare ups with high levels of stress. Flare ups occurred around changes in family status as well as working long hours for long periods of time. I have spent time learning how to reduce stress in order to reduce attacks.

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Comment from: Chanel, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

I have had JRA since I was 18 months old. The pain in my eye I thought was a headache in the eye socket and behind the eye. My eye was bloodshot red, and hurt REALLY bad. If I tried to focus on something closely it hurt even worse. I let it go for a week until I ended up in the ER. The next day straight to the eye dr. He said he sees it about once a year. I had no idea my JRA could hurt my EYES!! On a liquid steroid drop now, and the first drop ACTUALLY HELPED. I must do 4 drops a day for a month. So far, the only side affect is the way the steroid tastes down the back of my throat. THANK YOU TO MY EYE DR, he was awesome and saw me immediately, even though he was back scheduled into August.

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