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Post by rt8bc7x » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:58 am

My name is Ed, I'm a 48 yo wm and my history of Iritis is as follows:

Had PRK in 2003, took my R eye about 6 weeks to heal.
First bout of Iritis was in R eye, required Pred forte, Kenalog injection and oral pred, but cleared in about 2 -3 weeks, R eye has been OK since then
First bad bout of Iritis in L eye started in 2011 in Orlando, FL, frustrating issue was no cell / flare noted after about a month or less, but had moderate to severe irritation continuing for the next 6 months.

I'm currently in the grip of another post-Iritis cycle of irritation / inflammation which started interestingly enough following another Florida trip.

Other pertinent info I should mention is:

HLAB27 positive, per the Rheumatologists (been on Methotrexate, seemed to make eye worse)

steriod responder (Durezol) definitely in L eye, pressure as high as 35

floppy eyelid syndrome, L eye, been sleeping with patch

vision in L eye still cloudy, Ophthalmologist says possibly cataract or optic nerve damage from increased IOP

Could deal with the cloudiness better, if the irritation was less

Light sensitivity with tearing, especially around fluorescent lights and things like PC monitors

Mike Bartolatz
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Re: Hello everyone

Post by Mike Bartolatz » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:45 pm

I note that you are in Florida, suggest you contact DR Janet Davis or Victor Perez at Bascom Palmer Eye institute. contact information at http://www.uveitis.org on the Specialist list located in the Patient information section of the site. but If you are located somewhere else (unclear from your post) we need you to get to an Uveitis specialist of the highest caliber, not just another ophthalmologist. I can suggest one for you.

are you taking an NSAID at this time at prescription strength to see if you can get the inflammation controlled. some get to off all steroids without inflammation this way. Cellcept or Imuran could be alternative to the Methotrexate since you are HLA B27 positive, do you have arthritis present or skin rash etc? any GI problems that could be linked to Crohn's or ulcerative colitis?

wish you the best,
Mike Bartolatz
Mike Bartolatz

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