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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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.



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