The iris is the color part of your eye and is made up of muscular fibers that control the amount of light entering the pupil so that you can see clearly. The iris accomplishes this task by making the pupil smaller in bright light, allowing less light into the retina, and larger in dim light to allow more light to the retina.
Blunt trauma to the eye can cause traumatic inflammation of the iris. Iritis can also be caused by certain diseases, such as ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter syndrome, sarcoidosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and psoriasis. In a large number of cases, no cause for iritis is found.
Iritis usually develops quickly and generally affects only one eye. Symptoms may include pain in the eye or eyebrow region, eye pain when exposed to bright light, red eyes especially adjacent to the iris,small or odd shaped pupil, blurred vision and headache.
Iritis requires prescription medications and follow-up visits with your eye doctor. Use prescription medications exactly as prescribed. Wear dark glasses if light worsens your eye pain.
At 360 Eyecare – Metro our experienced doctors are capable to diagnose and treat iritis.