i have anterior iritis and am taking prednisone drops. My affected eye doesn't dialate like my unaffected eye. I am in week three of treatment and have an autoimmune disorder. Should I be concerned about the failure to dialate symmetrically?
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 34
how many times a day are you using the prednisone drops?
are you using any other drops?
1 drop every three hours - total of about 6 drops a day
not using any other drops
it is not uncommon of the eye with inflammation to not dilate normally.
as the inflammation improves, the eye should react more normally.
sometimes, there an be scarring on the edge of the pupil which makes the eye dilate differently.
in those cases however, most doctors will prescribe a dilating eye drop in addition to the steroid drops
dilating drops have a red top bottle.
do you have any questions?
How often should my eye be checked when I am under treatment. I just went to an eye clinic and am not sure of the follow up routine.
How many times have you been seen already over these 3 weeks?
are you being treated by an ophthalmologist?
Once when it started acutely and was at a level 3, May 1 and the last time on May 11 when it was at a level 1. I just recently noticed the not dilating issue but maybe it was there and with the pain before I didn't notice it. There is no pain now, just blurry vision.
if you are being treated for iritis, you should be followed closed. the interval of the followup depends on how well you are improving.
it looks like the iritis is responding well to the treatment.
since the pain is gone.
do you have a follow-up scheduled? what did your doctor say about further decreasing the frequency of the drops?
Eye Physician and Surgeon
you should be seen at least once or 2 more times to ensure the iritis is gone. just call the clinic and schedule that follow-up.