Anterior Uveitis (an-teer-ee-er yoo-vee-ahy-tis)

What is Anterior Uveitis?

  • Anterior uveitis is the medical term used to refer to an inflammation in the middle layer of the eye
    • The inflammation includes the iris and surrounding tissue

What are the Symptoms of Anterior Uveitis?

  • Red, sore and inflamed eye
  • Blurred vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Small pupil

What Causes Anterior Uveitis?

  • Anterior uveitis can occur following an injury to the eye
  • It can also be associated with other systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, rubella or mumps
  • Other eye diseases can also lead to anterior uveitis

How is Anterior Uveitis Diagnosed?

  • Diagnosing anterior uveitis begins with a comprehensive eye exam at Shanks Family Eye Care
    • During this exam, your doctor uses equipment such as a slit-lamp to properly identify the uveitis
    • Your doctor may use other tests to assist in pinpointing the source of the uveitis

How is Anterior Uveitis Treated?

  • Prescription Eye Drops
  • Anti-Inflammatory Drugs