As we know, the treatment of uveitis requires systemic treatment in the form of steroids and immunosuppressive therapy. In these times of Coronavirus Pandemic, with hospitals only available for emergencies, you need to be aware of certain dos and don’t when you’re on treatment for uveitis.
A 30year old lady from Nanded presented with sudden onset redness and blurring of vision in her left eye for 1week. On examination, her right eye vision was 6/6 which is normal and left eye vision was 6/60. Her left eye showed a severe reaction inside the eye (Figure 1a and 1b.)
A cataract is clouding of the natural crystalline lens of the eye. This obstructs the passage of light onto the retina at the back of the eye and affects the person’s ability to see clearly. Generally, cataract is seen in old age and such type of cataract is known as a senile cataract. If left untreated cataract leads to blindness.
One of our most crucial and valuable senses is ‘vision’. Eyes are made up of several parts and all of them are equally important for vision. When light enters into the eye, it is directed in the right amount towards the eye lens. The complex anatomy of the eye converts this incoming light into electrical energy.
Generally, tuberculosis is known to affect the pulmonary system, but in some cases, it can also affect other organs (extra-pulmonary) like eyes.
How common is tuberculosis? The magnitude of the problem.
These are actual questions from patients in the Uvea Clinic of Neoretina.
CAN TB AFFECT THE EYE?
The term “Ocular Tuberculosis” is defined as an extra-pulmonary form of the disease that includes any infection in
Uveitis is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness. The problem is rampant in developing countries like India. It becomes important for the patients and their relatives to know what Uveitis is and what they can really do about it.