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What type of prescription eye drops are used in uveitis treatment?

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Prescription eye drops used to treat uveitis include anti-inflammatory medications containing corticosteroids, antibacterial and antiviral medications, such as Ciprofloxacin, and immunosuppressant and cytotoxic drugs that affect the immune system and kill cells. Stronger medications in pill or intravenous injections may be needed if the initial drops are ineffective.

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Uveitis is an inflammation or infection of the uvea or middle layer of the eye, which includes the iris, choroid and ciliary body. It can result from injuries, infections and other causes. The goal of treatment is to reduce the inflammation and cure the infection before it causes permanent damage. If the cause of the infection is determined, treatment attacks that cause.

Some of these drugs can cause cataracts and glaucoma and require follow-up care from a physician.

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