Inflammation of anterior uveal tract
Iritis and anterior uveitis are synonymous.
Uveitis secondary to trauma is also called traumatic iritis.
Most cases are idiopathic, but may ...
Ocular pain, red eye
Decreased visual acuity (usually mild)
Cells and flare in anterior chamber; hypopyon
Reduce inflammation and prevent complications
Cycloplegic agent (short-acting):
Decreases pain, photophobia
Prevents development of posterior synechiae
Refer to ophthalmologist within 24 hr for follow-up care and possible steroid therapy...
If topical anesthesia relieves pain, probably not iritis.
Must be differentiated from other, vision-endangering forms of eye pain:
Herpes simplex conjunctivitis
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364.00 Acute and subacute iridocyclitis, unspecified
364.3 Unspecified iridocyclitis
364.10 Chronic iridocyclitis, unspecified
054.44 Herpes simplex iridocyclitis
364.02 Recurrent iridocyclitis
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