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Eye Inflammation

Eye Inflammation Relief in Paradise and Chico

Any kind of problem with your eyes can have a huge impact on your life and on your ability to complete everyday tasks. Particularly if you’re dealing with some type of eye inflammation, it’s important to find optometrists in Paradise and Chico CA who can provide prompt, professional treatment. The sooner you visit our eye inflammation eye clinic in Paradise and Chico, the better your chances are for a full and quick recovery without any lasting effects.

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What Is Eye Inflammation?

Eye inflammation, or uveitis, is a condition involving inflammation of some part of the uvea, or the middle section of your eye. Structures in this area include the iris, ciliary body, and choroid, and the type of uveitis you have will depend on which of these are inflamed. Symptoms of this condition include light sensitivity, redness, eye pain and decreased visual acuity. Any form of uveitis has the potential to cause lasting damage to the affected parts of your eye, and that’s why seeking eye inflammation treatment in Paradise and Chico is so important.

Types and Causes of Uveitis

Inflammation that impacts mainly the iris, sometimes with the ciliary body included as well, is referred to as anterior uveitis. Intermediate uveitis describes inflammation that only affects the ciliary body, while posterior uveitis involves inflammation in the choroid. Inflammation in all of these areas at once described as diffuse uveitis or panuveitis.

Uveitis can develop in response to a number of causes that range from acute traumatic injury to chronic medical conditions. It is most likely to develop in patients between the ages of 20 and 50, but it can occur at any time. Some common causes are:

  • Bacterial, fungal or viral infections
  • Traumatic injury
  • Immune system disorders
  • Lyme disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Multiple sclerosis

A number of other underlying medical issues leave you more at risk of developing uveitis, and smoking is another risk factor that can make the condition more likely to appear. In some cases, the cause cannot be determined, but uveitis treatment in Paradise and Chico can still be effective even in those cases.

Eye Inflammation Treatment in Paradise and Chico

When you visit our eye doctors in Paradise and Chico with symptoms of uveitis, we’ll complete a thorough exam to determine the extent and precise nature of your condition. Uveitis treatment in Paradise and Chico may involve multiple types of eye drops including steroids, antibiotics, and other medications that can help relieve your symptoms. Some types of uveitis require oral or injected steroids, and there is implantable drug dispensing devices that can be used as well.

Contact Us Today

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call our optical clinic in Paradise and Chico today. You can reach our Chico office at (530) 899-2244, or our Paradise office at (530) 877-6583.

 

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Wednesday:

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Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

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