Iritis and Uveitis Treatment & Management

Updated: Aug 08, 2017
  • Author: Monalisa N Muchatuta , MD, MS; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Treatment

Emergency Department Care

The main goals in the emergency department are to correctly diagnose uveitis, to provide analgesia, and to refer the patient to an ophthalmologist [15] for possible initiation of topical steroids.

Although the patient's eye is erythematous and cells are present in the anterior chamber, antibiotics are not indicated.

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Consultations

Patients with possible uveitis should be examined by an ophthalmologist within 24 hours.

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