Uveitis is inflammation in the eye.
This inflammation (or reaction) often helps in the healing, but often the eye overreacts and the inflammation causes damage to the eye, even if the primary cause has gone.
can be difficult to find the specific cause and often it is not found
1. The primary cause needs to be investigated & treated in some cases: If both eyes are involved and the patient shows any signs of a general illness then further investigations are indicated. This will generally be done in conjunction with your local veterinarian. This may involve blood tests, X rays and perhaps other special tests.
2. Medical treatment of the inflammation in the form of tablets and drops: In severe cases we may need to inject cortisone directly onto the eye whilst the patient is sedated. This will give the eye the best chance of responding. In some cases we will inject TPA (tissue plasminogen activator) into the eye to help clear the inflammation in the eyes.
3. Watch for recurrence: Check the eye for redness of the white of the eye, a cloudy look to the eye, and for a small pupil. This can in some cases develop months after the uveitis has first occurred.
Remember this may not be apparent until late after initial disease
Vision loss leading to blindness