Can Uveitis Cause Blindness?
Uveitis is a rare, complicated condition that may result in eye pain, eye redness, blurred vision, light sensitivity, or floaters. If not properly treated by an experienced ophthalmologist, uveitis may lead to glaucoma, cataracts, retinal swelling, or permanent vision impairment.
The type of uveitis you have depends on which part of the eye is affected at the front, middle, or the back.
Dr. Sohaib Abbas Malik, Head of Uveitis Division LRBT Eye Hospital (Lahore) is a well known ophthalmic surgeon and consultant ophthalmologist who has considerable experience in treating Uveitis and Ocular inflammation.
Uveitis is an extensive term narrating a group of inflammatory diseases that gives rise to eye problems such as swelling and destroys eye tissues. These diseases can slightly reduce vision or lead to severe vision loss. It can either cause by diseases occurring in the eye or it can be a part of an inflammatory disease affecting other parts of the body. It is very important to get it diagnosed and to prevent your eye from further severe conditions such as vision loss.
Uveitis can happen at all ages but primarily the target ones fall between the age of 20-60 years. Uveitis is caused by inflammatory responses inside the eye. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to tissue damage, toxins, or germs. A patient may experience swellings, redness, and heat. It destroys tissues as certain white blood cells rush to the affected part of the body to contain or eliminate the defamation.
It is usually caused by:
- Bruises to the eye
- An attack from the body’s own immune system (autoimmunity)
- Toxins that may penetrate the eye
- Tumors or infections occurring within the eye or in other parts of the body
However, in many cases, the cause is unknown.
People often delay their eye check-ups or sometimes don’t pay attention to symptoms that could lead to serious damage. Uveitis is not limited to uvea, it also affects the lens, optic nerve, retina, and vitreous, producing blurred vision or blindness.
It is crucial to see a doctor before its too late. If you undergo any symptom you should see an ophthalmologist at your first preference. Dr. Sohaib Abbas Malik is the only formally trained consultant in Pakistan and has been assisting in treating uveitis and ocular inflammation at the national and international levels. He is an expert in medical and surgical diseases related to retina and vitreous.
Your eyes are your precious asset and we all know that dealing with eye problems is onerous. But if you find the right doctor at the right time, then you can prevent your eyes from any major challenge. The other important thing that is crucial for your treatment is hope.
The number of people who suffer blurred vision or blindness just because they didn’t diagnose their disease earlier. However, there are treatments available that can help you get better eyes and vision. All you need is to make an appointment with the most experienced and trained ophthalmologist.
Treating patients with great care and assisting them medically and psychologically throughout the treatment, that is what Dr. Sohaib Abbas Malik is famous for. He has a track record of successful cases either surgery or laser treatment.
Well, the treatment method depends on the patient’s condition or severity of the disease. But there is nothing to worry about. Having years of sound experience and vast knowledge in this field, Dr. Sohaib Abbas Malik is one of the best uveitis specialist and ophthalmologist consultant that can help you fight uveitis and other related diseases. He completed his Fellowship in Uveitis & Retina from Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Northwest United States). He treats his national and international patients equally and provides quality treatment along with advanced equipment in Pakistan as well.