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My wife has a eye problem. She has dull throbbing pain in

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My wife has a eye problem. She has dull throbbing pain in and around the eye. Spinning flashing lights in the shape of a fan. Orbs of light that flash in and out, farther and closer. Smokey ring around the outer vision, gets better as the day progresses. Floaters, always. Misshapen pupil. This just started a couple of days ago. She has been to a doctor here in Fairbanks Ak. They have treated her for uveal inflamation. The meds used to treat her are Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic and Cyclopentolate Hydrchloride Ophthalmic. They have not found a cause and this is a recurring problem. The eye pain gets worse as the day progreses. More to a sharp stinging.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
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It sounds like your wife has anterior uveitis. There are many causes for this condition and, if she has had multiple episodes or if the uveitis has some specific findings, a systemic workup is indicated. Many times a cause is not found and the condition is treated symptomatically. The treatment you have outlined is the correct one for anterior uveitis.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.

Is her uveitis also involving the back of her eye (vitreous), or is it just in the front (anterior chamber)?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Both. Depends on how much reading, light she is exposed to.

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
The treatment your wife is getting is appropriate for anterior uveitis. If it has spread into the vitreous she may require an injection of steroid around, behind or in her eye, depending upon the clinical findings.

If she has had multiple episodes of anterior uveitis her ophthalmologist will do blood work and other tests to see if there are any systemic diseases that may be contributing to her eye disease.

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