A careful examination of whole body is required as many systemic conditions are associated with inflammation of eye. Examination by an ophthalmologist is extremely important when symptoms occur. Specific blood test is also mandatory.
The ophthalmologist should treat the uveitis with equal importance given to both ocular and systemic illness.
The treatment of uveitis aims to achieve the following:
At times patient may be referred to other specialties for confirmation of the systemic disease. Specific treatment is given for entities like TB or Leprosy uveitis. Corticosteroids are often the mainstay of treatment to control inflammation. But now we have other newer drugs like immunosuppressives that are usually used along with the steroids for immunological causes.
This varies considerably, but there is a growing confidence, especially with the newer drug treatments, that the eyesight can be stabilised over the long term. Uveitis though regarded as incurable, in the sense that it may not completely go away, it can definitely be controlled.