(Chorioretinitis; Choroiditis; Retinitis; Retinal Vasculitis; Vitritis)
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- Autoimmune disorders, such as:
- Infections, such as:
- Weak immune status
- Exposure to pets, raw or undercooked meat, or contaminated water
- HLA-A29 gene
- Redness in the eye
- Blurred or loss of vision
- 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
- Oral or corticosteroid injections to control inflammation
- Medications to treat infection (if present)
- Medications that suppress the effects of the immune system
- Biological response modifiers to change immune response
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National Eye Institute http://www.nei.nih.gov
Canadian Ophthalmological Society http://www.eyesite.ca
Canadian Association of Optometrists http://www.opto.ca
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2015 -
- Update Date: 06/11/2015 -
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