Treatment of Uveitis
Treatment of ocular psoriasis and Uveitis (middle layer of the eye) requires 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. Uveitis is often treated with eye drops containing a steroid or steroid compound. Another option would be a twice-daily application of Psoriasis-Ltd. The long-term treatment of ocular Uveitis should include increasing your water intake to supplement the moisture to the eye area, including the omega 3 supplements to your dietary intake and the ocular application of Psoriasis-Ltd. 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.
What is Uveitis?
Uveitis is swelling and irritation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. The uvea provides most of the blood supply to the retina. Symptoms often develop rapidly and include blurred vision, eye pain, eye redness, sensitivity to light, and dark floating spots in the vision. Uveitis may lead to blindness if left untreated.
The Uvea may be divided based on which part/parts of the eye are affected by the inflammation. Inflammation of the iris and anterior chamber of the eye is referred to as Anterior Uvetitis. Anterior uveitis is the most common form of uveitis is, involving 60 to 90% of the cases of Uvetitis. It involves inflammation in the front part of the eye. Anterior uveitis is often called iritis because it usually only affects the iris, the colored part of the eye. Anterior Uvetitis can occur as a single episode or may become chronic condition. Symptoms of Anterior Uvetitis include redness of the eye, conjunctivtis, eye pain and blurred or decreased vision. It occurs mainly in young and middle-aged people. The next classification of Uvetitis is called Pars Planitis or Intermediate Uveitis. This immune system disorder of the eye consists of inflammation in the middle layer of tissue in the eye. It involves the membranes protecting the eyeball there can be significant vision loss in extreme cases. Intermediate Uveitis is more prevalent in younger men and is generally not associated with any other disease. Posterior Uveitis involves the back part of the uvea, consisting of a layer of blood vessels and connective tissue in the middle part of the eye. This type of Uveitis may also be called choroiditis. If the retina itself were involved, it would be classified as chorioretinitis. This is usually a more systemic condition and may be related to systemic condition such as psoriasis. Pan-uveitis is the term used to describe inflammation involving all the layers of the uvea.
Cause of Uveitis
Uveitis can be caused by auto immune conditions such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis or spondylitis, bacterial or viral infections, or by the eye's exposure to certain chemicals and toxins in the environment. In anterior uveitis, no associated condition or syndrome is found in approximately 50%of cases. However, anterior uveitis is often associated with the geneic marker HLA-B27, the same geneic marker often linked to psoritic arthritis.