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Retina inflamed

By Anonymous September 15, 2016 - 8:57am
 
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Went to see an eye specialist and he said my retina is inflamed all around but didn't give any medicine

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for coming to our community.

Did the eye specialist tell you what may have caused the inflammation? Was any recommendation given? Do you have a scheduled follow up appointment.

I can provide you with general information. Any other questions or concerns must be discussed with this physician.
Posterior uveitis is inflammation of the back segment of the uvea
The uvea is the middle layer of the eye. Posterior uveitis affects the retina and choroid, which are layers found in the back of the eye. The retina has the rods and cones that allow you to see.

Posterior uveitis may be caused by infection or by autoimmune disorders. It may also appear as a result of an infection in the past.

Most often treatment will focus on relieving the symptoms of posterior uveitis until it goes away. Posterior uveitis may be treated with:
Oral or corticosteroid injections to control inflammation
Medications to treat infection (if present)
Medications that suppress the effects of the immune system
Biological response modifiers to change immune response

Again, speak with the eye specialist, find out what the cause is and if any medication is necessary.

Regards,
Maryann

September 15, 2016 - 10:00am
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