Iritis

The circular colored portion of the eye is called iris with dark pupil in the center. Inflammation of the iris is called iritis. The muscular fibers of iris controls the light entering the pupil so that we can see clearly, this is done by making the pupil smaller in bright light and big in dim light.

iritis
Get help from our expert team of doctors!
Looking for answers, help for the disease? Why not take an expert’s opinion? Fill in some of your info below and we will answer all your questions.
IT’S FREE. We will call you back within 48 hours!
We are always here to help you. Just take one step towards Dr. Thind’s Homeopathy, we’ll offer you the best treatment.

Basics: There are genetic, infectious or traumatic causes of iritis. Inflammatory process is triggered following injury and contaminated by microbes and accumulation of necrotic products at the site of injury. In infectious cases the immune system reacts against molecules and injures the uveal tract vessels and cells.

 Classification Of Iritis

• Anterior uveitis: – Acute and chronic. Symptoms include – Pain, redness, photophobia, excessive tearing, and decreased vision.

• Posterior uveitis: – Blurred vision with floaters in the visual field.

 Intermediate uveitis: – Painless floaters and decreased vision. – Mild photophobia.

• Panuveitis: may present with any or all these symptoms.

Who Are At Risk?

Commonly 20-50 years of age group are most affected.It affects men and women equally.

Causes Of Iritis

In many cases exact cause is not known. In others there may be traumatic, nontraumatic or infectious causes:

• Traumatic causes: blunt trauma to the eye.

• Non traumatic causes: certain systemic diseases that can cause iritis are ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter syndrome, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and psoriasis.

• Infections that can cause iritis are Lyme disease, tuberculosis, toxoplasmosis, syphilis, and herpes simplex and herpes zoster viruses.

Iritis Signs And Symptoms

• Red and painful eye.

• Photophobia.

• Small or irregular pupil.

• Blurred vision.

• Headache.

• Increased tear production in the eye.

Differential Diagnosis Of Iritis

• Scleritis.

• Conjunctivitis.

• Keratitis.

• Corneal Abrasion.

• Foreign Body.

• Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma.

Investigations For Iritis

• Diagnosis is made by examining the eye with slip lamp in which white blood cells and flare is seen.

• Pupil is irregular and small.

• Shining light causes pain in affected eye.

• Pain is not relieved by anaesthetics.

Treatment For Iritis

• Eye drops and painkillers.

• Steroids in severe cases.

• Treatment of the underlying cause.

Management of Iritis

• Dark glasses to protect against light.

• The application of hot packs.

Diet:

• Green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, carrots, etc.

• Fruits such as banana, strawberry, oranges, etc.

• Lean meats.

• Vitamin E rich food such as, almonds, sunflower seeds, etc.

• Brown rice, whole wheat.

Prognosis Of Iritis

• Traumatic iritis usually heals within one to two weeks.

• Nontraumatic iritis may take weeks or months to heal.

• In infectious iritis measures to treat infection are needed.

• Certain cases of iritis may be chronic or recurrent.

Complications Of Iritis

Iritis leads to the following complications:

• Glaucoma.

• Cataract.

• Loss of vision.

Homeopathic Treatment For Iritis

Aconite

• This remedy is suitable within the first twenty-four hours.

• Iritis occurs due to exposure to cold winds and if anxiety and restlessness are prominent.

Hepar Sulph.

• When pus has formed and deposited in the anterior chamber.

• The eye is very sensitive to touch and cold.

Mercurius

• Aggravation at night.

• This remedy is frequently needed for any type of iritis.

Rhus Tox • Suited in the rheumatic and traumatic types.

• Swollen lids spasmodically close with a gush of tears on opening the eye.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *







Dr Thind's Homeopathic Clinic

Why not ask your query directly to Dr. Thind’s team? Get an expert opinion FOR FREE!

Please fill your queries below and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Homeopathy gives us the best treatment with full safety, effective and no side effects

Homeopathy gives a rapid, gentle and permanent results in most cases.
The use of homeopathy often avoids surgery.
Homeopathic remedies work on mind and body and also relieve tensions, worries and anxiety.

*I hereby agree that Dr. Thind’s Homeopathy can call me & send me emails.
Fill Member’s Details