Gill Eye Care

Dr. Teri Gill Butler, O.D. 2711 W. Kingshighway STE 4, Pargould AR 72450 - P: 870-236-9371


Anterior uveitis

Anterior uveitis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, which includes the iris (colored part

of the eye) and adjacent tissue, known as the ciliary body. If untreated, it can cause permanent damage

and loss of vision from the development of glaucoma, cataract or retinal edema. It usually responds well

to treatment; however, there may be a tendency for the condition to recur. Treatment usually includes

prescription eye drops, which dilate the pupils, in combination with anti-inflammatory drugs. Treatment

usually takes several days, or up to several weeks, in some cases.

Signs/symptoms may include a red, sore and inflamed eye, blurring of vision, sensitivity to light and a

small pupil. Becuase the symptoms of anterior uveitis are similar to those of other eye diseases, your

optometrist will carefully examine the inside of your eye, under bright light and high magnification, to

determine the presence and severity of the condition. Your optometrist may also perform or arrange for

other diagnostic tests to help pinpoint the cause.