General information on Uveitis
Anterior Uveitis (Soft eye) is believed to be the result of hypersensitivity reaction caused by prior exposure to bacteria. It is often preceded by infections of the cornea. Injuries to the surface of the eye, and penetrating foreign bodies, also can lead to Anterior Uveitis. With Anterior Uveitis the affected eye feels softer than the normal eye. The pupil is small and reacts sluggishly to light. There may be clouding of the eye.
Symptoms of Uveitis
Symptoms of Anterior Uveitis (Soft eye) are clouding of the eye, red eye, severe squinting, fear of light, and retraction of the eyeball. The affected eye will also feel softer than the normal eye.
Treatments for Uveitis
This requires the care of a professional. The treatment of Anterior Uveitis is directed at correcting the underlying cause as well as treating the uveitis.
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