Treatment of Iritis

Iritis is a fairly common ocular condition, which usually responds well to treatment. However if left untreated, Iritis may cause permanent vision damage. Psoriasis-Ltd III can be applied twice a day to the eye lids also the psoriasis patient should increase their water intake. Omega 3 supplements to your dietary intake will help improve your condition. Simply glide the Psoriasis-Ltd III disk across the closed wet eyelid to dissolve a small amount of Psoriasis-Ltd III onto the eyelid. Psoriasis-Ltd III "penetrates and migrates" so only a 1/2 second application or a 'quick' is needed as the wet skin causes the proper amount to dissolve off on to the eyelid.

The ocular complications of psoriasis are independent of the severity of psoriasis. Ocular psoriasis varies from patient to patient just as psoriasis varies with no two patients being exactly alike in intensity or degree of loss of sight. Ocular psoriasis can cause a persistent burning and feeling of grittiness in the eyes or inflamed and swollen eyelids with small-inflamed bumps. The eyes may become bloodshot and eyelashes sometimes fall out (Dr. Thiboutot).

Treatment of ocular psoriasis and iritis require a highly motivated patient. A dermatologist treats the direct impact of psoriasis on the skin but is not trained in the treatment of psoriasis involving the eyes. An ophthalmologist specializes in the treatment of eye conditions does not always link this to a co-coordinating treatment for psoriasis manifestations of the skin.

What is Iritis?

Iritis a common type of ocular psoriasis, is an inflammation of the iris - the circular muscle that provides the eye its color and forms the pupil of the eye. The iris is composed of muscular type fibers who's job it is to regulate the amount of light entering the pupil allowing us to focus more clearly. The iris does this by making the pupil smaller in bright light and larger in dim light. The iris is located behind the cornea, the clear protective layer of the eye and just in front of the focusing lens portion of the eye. The iris contains two muscles, which control the size of the pupil opening. When too much light is present, the muscles cause the pupil to contract to reduce excessive light and glare. In dim light or at night, the muscles cause the pupil to expand to allow more light to enter the eye. In iritis, the iris can become inflamed affecting its ability to function properly.

Cause of Iritis

Iritis may occur as a result of infections involving the tonsils, sinus, kidney, gallbladder and teeth such as Lyme disease,rosacea, tuberculosis, toxoplasmosis, syphilis, and herpes simplex and herpes zoster viruses. Arthritis, tuberculosis, reiter syndrome, sarcoidosis, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis or syphilis may also contribute to the development of iritis. In other cases, iritis may occur as a result of an injury to the eye, an ulcer or foreign body on the cornea. Often, the exact cause of this eye condition remains unknown.

The ocular symptoms of iritis include eye pain, sensitivity to light, pain in the region of the eye brow, redness in the eye, especially adjacent to the iris, small or funny shaped pupil, headache, watery eyes, and/or blurry vision. Some iritis sufferers may also experience floaters, which are small specks or dots moving in the field of vision. In addition, the pupil may become smaller in the eye affected by iritis. Iritis usually develops quickly and generally affects only one eye.. The symptoms of iritis generally appear suddenly and develop rapidly over a few hours or days. Because of their similar symptoms, Iritis may mistaken for conjunctivitis.

Hypopyon iritis

Hypopyon iritis is a type of Iritis in which the ocular inflammation occurs as a result of fluids leaking into the iris or front chamber of the eye. This fluid, commonly referred to as pus, is a collection of white blood cells that are released from inflamed blood vessels in the iris and the tissue behind the iris. Hypopyon iritis is caused by a reactionary process of the body to fight an ocular infection within the eye.


Iridocyclitis is a type of Iritis involving an inflammation of the iris. It can be caused by the eye's exposure to certain chemicals such as those present in the occurrence of atopic eczema, different autoimmune disorders, or it can be a symptom of other infections.