Non-infectious Eye inflammation

What is Non-infectious Eye Inflammation?

Non-infectious eye inflammation, also known as non-infectious uveitis, is the sudden swelling and irritation in the middle layer of the eye, known as the uvea. The swelling causes vision loss, pain, and other symptoms that can finally lead to vision problems. Non-infectious eye inflammation can also damage the retina, lens, and other eye structures.

Causes of Non-infectious Eye Inflammation

The cause of non-infectious eye inflammation is often unknown, however, it can occur due to an injury, exposure to a certain virus or bacteria, or an underlying autoimmune disorder. In some cases, it can also be caused by certain medications.

Symptoms of Non-infectious Eye Inflammation

  • Pain in or around the eye
  • Headaches
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurry vision
  • Changes in eye color
  • Decreased vision
  • Decreased tear production
  • Eye redness
  • Floaters or flashes

Treating Non-infectious Eye Inflammation

Non-infectious eye inflammation is typically treated with eye drops and oral medications. In some cases, surgery may be recommended in order to restore vision and relieve symptoms. Depending on the cause, lifestyle modifications may also be recommended to help reduce inflammation and prevent further damage to the eye.