Anterior ureitis

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Approximately how long until this clears up? Left eye still cloudy after 8 weeks of steroid and antibiotic

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    I'm sorry but it is a 'how long is a piece of string' sort of question.

    It depends on the cause.  I assumed you meant uveitis.  Mine flares up & dies down & sometimes rebounds [when I taper the sterroids].  I've had it for 30 plus years.

    The best person to ask, is your Ophthalmologist.  Good luck

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      Thank you Mrsmop. Yes I meant Uveitis; this is my third time but taking longer to clear up, its the pounding behind the eye I can't take, not able to take strong painkilkers due to other medication
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      Do you use mydriatic eye drops too?  They prescribe them for me because they help with the pain.  They dilate the pupils.  I use Cyclopentolate 1%.  There is also Atropine.

      I also use preservative free drops because I was told years ago, that the preservatives were causing problems too.

      You can also get a flare, due to tapering, you reduce the drops as instructed, then you get to a certainlevel & boom!  It rebounds & you're back to square one!  Then you have to taper very very slowly.

      Again, years ago, they told me I would probably have to be on a maintenance dose for life.  [But, I have had this for a very long time]

      I seldom have to take oral painkillers for my Iritis/Uveitis. The Cyclopentolate helps a lot.


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      You should ask for Dexamethasone preservative free drops, instead of the Maxidex [same drug but with preservatives]

      I used to use Minims but the last lot were Moorfields own brand.

      Screens,  I would guess you also have dry eyes, do you use an ocular lubricant?  I have been using Hyabak drops for a couple of years now [instead of my previous drops] & also VitA-POS gel at night.  They may help you read etc again.

      Tinted specs might help too, or a thing for your screen, the name currently escapes me!

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