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What is eye inflammation and how is it treated?

Robert Swan, MDOphthalmologist Robert Swan, MD, explains uveitis, or inflammation of the eye, and how it can result from infection, injury, or more commonly, autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Inflammation usually involves eye redness, discomfort and blurred vision and can often be treated with occasional drops, while chronic cases might require steroids. Swan, director of Upstate‘s uveitis service, stresses the importance of finding and stopping the condition as soon as possible.