Uveitis

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What is uveitis?

Uveitis is swelling and irritation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. Many times the cause is not known but in some cases it is due to infections or an underlying systemic condition.

Common symptoms reported by people with uveitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with uveitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Pred Forte)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
uveitis (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1) Pain (1)

Data from patients with uveitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with uveitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Pred Forte)
Perceived effectiveness
for uveitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
uveitis (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Dizziness Spaced out
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (1) Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with uveitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has uveitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 12
30s 29
40s 33
50s 40
60s 15
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 27
30-39 years 18
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 14
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

84% Female
16% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 94
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from uveitis patients who have completed their condition history
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