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Iritis (cont.)

Iritis Symptoms

Iritis usually develops quickly and generally affects only one eye. Signs and symptoms may include any or all of the following:

  • pain in the eye or brow region. An exception to this is iritis in patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since they often do not have pain. Due to the lack of pain it may be confused with minor irritation ("pink eye") of the eye and should not be ignored in these patients;
  • worsened eye pain when exposed to bright light;
  • reddened eye, especially adjacent to the iris;
  • small or irregularly shaped pupil;
  • blurred vision;
  • headache;
  • increased tear production in the eye; or
  • iritis may result in glaucoma and/or cataracts, leading to a marked decrease of vision.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/5/2014

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