What is Cyclitis?

Cyclitis is a form of inflammation of the eye, typically limited to the inner aspect of the eye, which leads to reddening, swelling, and impaired vision.

Cyclitis is often associated with a number of causes, including infection, allergies, trauma, or autoimmune conditions. It is treated using topical medications, such as corticosteroids, and may require oral medications or more extensive therapies.

Symptoms of Cyclitis

Common symptoms of cyclitis are eye pain, blurred vision, and increased sensitivity to light. Other symptoms may include eye redness, tears, discharges, and decreased vision. In more severe cases, it may even lead to complete loss of the eye.

Causes of Cyclitis

Cyclitis can be caused by a variety of things, including infection, allergies, trauma, and autoimmune conditions.

  • Infection -The most common cause of cyclitis is infection, usually bacterial or viral.
  • Allergies - Allergic reactions to dust, pollen, and other substances may cause cyclitis.
  • Trauma -Any kind of physical trauma, such as a blow to the eye, may lead to cyclitis.
  • Autoimmune Conditions -Autoimmune conditions such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis may cause cyclitis.

Treatment of Cyclitis

The treatment of cyclitis depends on the cause. In most cases, topical medications, such as corticosteroids or antifungals, are prescribed to reduce inflammation and relieve symptoms. In more severe cases, oral medications, such as antibiotics or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, may be needed. More extensive treatments, such as laser therapy, may also be required.

Prevention of Cyclitis

The best way to prevent cyclitis is to avoid any possible irritants or infections that may lead to the condition. It is also important to practice good eye hygiene, such as regularly cleaning the eyes with a gentle cleanser, wearing protective eyewear, and avoiding contact lenses when the eyes are inflamed.