Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Uveitis - Inflammation in my eye!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    6,919

    Uveitis - Inflammation in my eye!

    Shop Now
    Anybody know some general or oddball data about this poentially blinding condition? An eye doctor gave me steroid eye drops and a relaxer and it's worked for now. Those are band-aids, though. If this is neither the viral nor the bacterial, and if it truly is the dreaded autoimmune version, I could easily go blind. Any help is appreciated, since I can still read with my left eye for now.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    6,749
    Expectations (prognosis)
    With proper treatment, most attacks of anterior uveitis go away in a few days to weeks.

    Uveitis - PubMed Health


    The part of your eye affected by uveitis either the front (anterior) or back (posterior) of the uvea may determine how quickly your eye heals. Uveitis affecting the back of your eye tends to heal more slowly than uveitis in the front of the eye. Severe inflammation takes longer to clear up than mild inflammation does.

    Uveitis: Treatments and drugs - MayoClinic.com


    Hope that little bit of info is helpful..... getting the treatment started early seems to be one of the most important determinants of the outcome. The earlier the treatment, the better the outcome.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    6,919
    I had anterior uveitis and saw the doc after day 1. It's been a week and vision is still blurry, but it might be the eye drops, which we're tapering off of now. I've had chronic haziness for years, though. There isn't a whole lot of info out there...
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    5
    You should check with a rheumatologist. I have had 5 uveitis' in my left eye and unilateral uveitis can be linked to the gene HLA-B27. Also common to those with HLA-B27 and unilateral uveitis is ankhilosing spondilitus, a fusing of the spine, that Mick Mars from Motley Crue has.

    Keep seeing your eye doctor, but also realize that there could be much more to this.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    6,919
    This is only my first episode. I'll worry if it comes back again! I've read that it's common among people my age and often just happens once and never again. Crossing my fingers.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    upstate NY
    Posts
    409
    Don't panic.

    I've had about 6 episodes of uveitis in my lifetime, none in the past 15 years. I have the HLA B27 haplotype, along with the associated arthritis. Eating primal has really helped me diminish my symptoms. I have only had ONE bout of Crohn's colitis in my lifetime, and the 6 episodes of uveitis. You need a relationship with an eye doctor will who see you immediately if you develop symptoms---painful red eye.

    Do some research about leaky gut, antiinflammatory diet, etc. I highly recommend VSL#3 as a probiotic for gut/immune health.

    This can be a very manageable condition; don't be afraid to educate yourself.

    Pea

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    6,919
    It's back, left eye this time. Only a few weeks apart, and this is just after my severe bowel pain that I went to the ER for and they found nothing. How can I know if I have crohn's?
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    6,919
    When Crohn's disease narrows the small intestine to the point of obstruction, the flow of the contents through the intestine ceases. Sometimes, the obstruction can be caused suddenly by poorly-digestible fruit or vegetables that plug the already-narrowed segment of the intestine. When the intestine is obstructed, digesting food, fluid and gas from the stomach and the small intestine cannot pass into the colon. The symptoms of small intestinal obstruction then appear, including severe abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal distention. Obstruction of the small intestine is much more likely since the small intestine is much narrower than the colon.
    Sweet potatoes did this to me recently.
    Crohn's Disease Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - How does Crohn's disease affect the intestines? on MedicineNet
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    67
    I've had anterior uveitis over the last four years - probably related to the ankylosing spondylitis I also have. When I got it really badly and lost almost all the sight in one eye they put me on very heavy oral steroids for 3 weeks till it cleared. The steroids worked but coming off them was a problem - as many side effects coming off them as when I was on them. It took about a year to deal with all the side effects of the steroids but I still have most of my sight which is a blessing.

    Now I focus on keeping the inflammation right down by strictly following the no grains, no legumes of any sort including green beans and peas, and mostly no nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes), no eggs and no nuts. I'm hoping to be able to add the nightshades, eggs and nuts back in to my diet in the future. Along the way its reduced the inflammation in my back as well and reduced post exercise muscle pain, both hugely beneficial to life's enjoyment.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    upstate NY
    Posts
    409
    Shop Now
    To OP: How are you doing with your bowel symptoms?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •