Chronic Iritis and Fuchs Dystrophy?

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Chronic Iritis and Fuchs Dystrophy?

Post by kristinaD » Thu May 02, 2013 10:55 am

I have had recurring Iritis over the past 15 years, usually stubborn, +3/+4, but always resolves eventually. Maybe 1x/year? The last year I've had a stubborn, more chronic case that is much more controlled (+1, +2), but sluggishly responds and then flares about a month after taper. My eye pressures have increased to range between 24-28; however, I was diagnosed with Fuchs Dystrophy as well, which offsets the pressures down to 17-18. I'm trying to understand the relationship between the two, and the use of pred forte and how it might be affecting the cornea for Fuchs. I'm labeled as a "responder," currently also on Humira for ankylosing spondylitis, which I think is what is controlling the level of iritis/ inflammatory disease. I can't find any info on people who have both Fuchs Dystrophy and Iritis/Uveitis.

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Re: Chronic Iritis and Fuchs Dystrophy?

Post by Mike Bartolatz » Fri May 03, 2013 9:07 am

you might go to http://www.uveitis.org and post a note to Dr Foster's forum asking about any relationship between the two conditions. I am ignorant about any possible connection between the two and an expert like doctor Foster should be able to respond to you. are you also on Methotrexate as the combination of MTX and Humira are often needed to put this stuff into remission. or another drug might need to be added but I am not a doctor and only a doctor can get you to remission.

wishing you the very best,
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Re: Chronic Iritis and Fuchs Dystrophy?

Post by Mike Bartolatz » Fri May 03, 2013 9:08 am

http://askcsf.yuku.com/ this is a link to the 'ask dr Foster a question' forum. you will have to join yuku to post however.

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