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Traumatic iritis usually goes away within one to two weeks. Nontraumatic iritis may take weeks, and occasionally months, to resolve.
Infectious causes of iritis will usually resolve once measures are taken to treat the underlying infection.
Certain cases of iritis (those associated with systemic diseases, such as sarcoidosis or ankylosing spondylitis) may be chronic or recurrent.Ophthalmologists may instruct certain people who are at high risk of having recurrent iritis to always have steroid eyedrops on hand so that they may begin using them at the first sign of a recurrence. Try to check with your ophthalmologist first, if possible, before starting any medications.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/5/2014
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