Iritis is a low-grade inflammation or irritation inside the iris (the colored part of the eye). Iritis is frequently associated with other inflammatory conditions in the body, including arthritis.
Iritis may exhibit minimal symptoms. Because vision loss may occur before the onset of symptoms, our doctors monitor children for this condition with more frequent eye exams, up to 4 times a year. We also ask parents to watch for these persistent symptoms:
Once diagnosed, our Thomas Eye Care pediatric eye care specialists can treat the condition appropriately, usually with eye drops, to decrease or suppress the inflammation completely.