Call Us: 206.623.1758

Treating Uveitis

Image
Dilating your pupils helps relieve pain.

Your eye doctor will prescribe medication to relieve your pain and other symptoms. He or she may also treat the condition that's causing your uveitis, if known, or refer you to another medical specialist.

Image
Sunglasses help make your eyes less sensitive to light.

Relieving the Symptoms

Your eye doctor dilates, or enlarges, your pupil with eyedrops to relax your iris and relieve your pain. Dilating your pupils increases your sensitivity to light, so you may need to wear sunglasses for a few days. Your eye doctor may give you eyedrops, ointments, or oral medications to reduce swelling. Be sure you understand how to use these medications. Ask about any possible side effects. In some cases, your eye doctor may also give you medication by injection. The pain and sensitivity to light usually go away within a few days.

Image
Eyedrops help reduce inflammation.

Treating the Underlying Cause

Often the cause of uveitis isn't known, and your eye doctor can only treat the symptoms. If the cause is known, treatment will depend on the underlying condition. Your eye doctor may refer you to your primary care doctor or another specialist for evaluation and treatment.

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T00:00:00-06:00

Testimonials

We see patients from the downtown Seattle, Belltown and South Lake Union areas of Seattle in King County, WA.

Read More
Our Staff

Dr. Feiten was born and raised in Wisconsin, attending the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for her undergraduate studies. She graduated from Pacific University with her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1987. She practiced in Kentucky for seven years, receiving the Young OD of the Year Award in 1994.

Read More
Contact Us

1918 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206.623.1758
Fax: 206.623.1759
Map and driving directions