(CR; Choroiditis; Iritis; Pars Planitis)
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- Autoimmune disease, such as:
- Infectious disease, such as:
- Weak immune status
- Exposure to pets, raw or undercooked meat, or contaminated water
- HLA-A29 gene
- Pain or redness in the eye
- Blurred vision, or seeing floating objects in your vision
- Sensitivity to light or glare
- Excessive tearing
- Sensation of sparks or flashes of light
- Impaired night vision
- Impaired color vision
- Distortion of objects
- Corticosteroid eye drops or injections to control inflammation
- Medications for an infection, which may be present or possible
- Dilating drops—to prevent the iris from sticking to the lens underneath, which will reduce discomfort
- Have regular eye exams, especially if there is eye pain or vision problems
- Monitor and properly treat any autoimmune diseases
- Learn ways to prevent congenital infections that may cause chorioretinitis
American Optometric Association http://www.aoa.org
Eye Smart—American Academpy of Ophthalmology http://www.eyesmart.org
Canadian Ophthalmological Society http://www.cos-sco.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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- Reviewer: Eric L. Berman, MD; Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 10/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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