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Thank you for the question. I am Dr.A.S.Desai, certified ophthalmologist
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What is your query regarding the eye?
Apart from history of inflammation in the lwft eye which was treated with steroids and gave relief to symptoms, what is it that you want to ask?
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Uveitis or inflammation inside the eye can have various causes of which connective tissue disorders are included. The treatment is a course of steroids either eye drops alone or with oral steroids too. Since you have had relief to some extent, I guess the treatment is effective.
The duration fir which the steroids need to be put would depend on the severity and underlying cause of uveitis. However long term use of steroids can have severe side effects such as glaucoma and cataract. Alternatively NSAID or non steroidal eye dtops can be given for maintainence
If you have been investigated for most of the causes and all reports are found to be normal then we label it as idiopathic.
Usually a battery of tests are done including complete blood work up, Rh factor,ANA,Chest X ray, X ray of sacro iluac joint or other joints if pain is present.
The pricking or foreign body sensation is likely to be due to associated dry eyes. Lubricating eye drops can give reluef. Such as Rrfresh tears, 1 drop 4 times a day for a month.
The pain in the eye is because of ciliary muscle spasm and can only be relieved with a reduction of inflammation with steroids and if very sever with cycloplegic eye drops which in turn cause dilation of pupil
Is there anything else that I can answer for you?
The list of pribable cause can be exhaustive and not worth discussing each here. You are getting treatment in good hands considering that inflammation is responding to steroids.
One cannot ask silly douts or queries in person to a doctor. Hiwever it can be done so here without any hestation.