What is it?

Acute and subacute iridocyclitis are subtypes of a condition called uveitis. The uvea is a structure in the eye consists of three parts: the iris – a colored ring which gives the eye its color, ciliary body – part of the middle eye, located behind the iris, and choroid – also a part of the middle eye. Iridocyclitis is a type of anterior uveitis that involves the iris and ciliary body. It is a major cause of visual impairment in many people.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms include pain and redness in the eye, accompanied by increased sensitivity to light, and blurry vision.


Diagnosis of iridocyclitis is made with external examination of the eye, visual acuity test, slit-lamp examination, and lab tests.


The treatment plan of iridocyclitis is to first treat any underlying disease that may have caused the inflammation. Then, steroids are the cornerstone of the first line of treatment. Your doctor may prescribe steroid pills or eye drops.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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