Frank J. Weinstock, MD, FACS
Dr. Weinstock is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He practices general ophthalmology in Canton, Ohio, with a special interest in contact lenses. He holds faculty positions of Professor of Ophthalmology at the Northeastern Ohio Colleges of Medicine and Affiliate Clinical Professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University.
Andrew A. Dahl, MD, FACS
Andrew A. Dahl, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Dahl's educational background includes a BA with Honors and Distinction from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, and an MD from Cornell University, where he was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. He had an internal medical internship at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center.
In this Article
- What is iritis?
- What causes iritis?
- What are symptoms and signs of iritis?
- How is iritis diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for iritis?
- How long does iritis last?
- What are complications of iritis?
- What is the prognosis for iritis?
- What research is being done for iritis?
- Where can I find out more information about iritis?
- Iritis At A Glance
- Find a local Eye Doctor in your town
What is the prognosis for iritis?
In most cases, iritis responds to a short course of steroid eyedrops and dilating drops. In the case of recurrences, each new episode increases the possibility of scarring, glaucoma, cataract, and other serious eye damage.
What research is being done for iritis?
Since iritis usually responds so well to treatment, the research is primarily concerned with the management of cases which recur frequently or do not respond to conventional treatment. Besides looking for more effective medications, research also is concerned with looking for the best way of delivering medications to the eyedrops, pills, or injections.
Where can I find out more information about iritis?
The American Academy of Ophthalmology
The Iritis Organization
- Iritis is an inflammatory condition of the eye which is usually easily treated, leaving no damage.
- In rare cases, it may cause serious damage to the eye.
- It must be evaluated and treated promptly by an ophthalmologist who will also seek and specific causes.
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Last Editorial Review: 9/17/2009 5:22:45 PM
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