Iritis

Iritis is a low-grade inflammation or irritation inside the eyes. It is frequently, although not always, associated with other inflammatory conditions in the body, including arthritis. Iritis may exhibit minimal symptoms and the parents may not be aware that there is a problem. In view of this, we usually see children between three and six months.

We do ask the parents to assist us in monitoring their children for this condition. The key in evaluating a child at home is to watch for persistent problems. The symptoms of Iritis can include PERSISTENT PAIN, PERSISTENT REDNESS, or PERSISTENT LIGHT SENSITIVITY. Once diagnosed, the condition can be treated appropriately, usually with eye drops, which in most instances, can decrease or suppress the inflammation completely.

We look forward to seeing your child in the future.

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