(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
- istortion of objects
- See your doctor for an eye exam if you have any eye pain or vision problems or any other problems with your eyes.
- If you have any autoimmune diseases, follow your doctor’s advice regarding treatment of the illness and regular comprehensive eye examinations.
- Talk to your doctor about ways to prevent congenital infections that may cause this condition.
American Academy of Ophthalmology http://www.aao.org
National Eye Institute http://www.nei.nih.gov
Canadian Association of Optometrists http://www.opto.ca
Canadian Ophthalmological Society http://www.eyesite.ca
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- Reviewer: Eric L. Berman, MD; Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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