Intraocular Inflammation Treatment Perth

What is Intraocular Inflammation

Intraocular inflammation is swelling in the middle layer of the eyeball (also be called the uvea).

The eye can be divided into three layers:

Outside – The outside of the eye is called the sclera and it is covered by a transparent tissue called the conjunctiva. The sclera is the white part of the eye that you can see.

Middle – The middle part of the eye is called the uvea. The uvea is made up of the iris (the colored part of the eye that you can see), ciliary body, and choroid layer of blood vessels.

Inner – The inner layer of the eye is the retina.

Technically, uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, the middle part of the eye. However intraocular inflammation can occur in any part of the eye and is used as a general term to describe inflammation occurring in any part of your eye including in the vitreous, optic nerve, and retina.

Intraocular Inflammation

Intraocular Inflammation is a serious condition and may present with vision loss, light sensitivity, redness, floaters and pain. If left untreated, it can lead to cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and blindness.

What are the symptoms of intraocular inflammation

Depending on the severity and type of the uveitis, you may experience varying degrees of some, or all of the following symptoms:


    • Eye pain
    • Redness of the white part of the eye
    • Blurry vision
    • Floaters or spots in the vision
    • Light sensitivity.

Intraocular inflammation diagnosis – WA Eye Specialists


Your doctor will take a detailed history and do a complete dilated eye exam. Additional testing, such as OCT and fluorescein angiography may also be done. Depending on what your doctor finds on examination, laboratory testing and imaging may also be ordered to help determine the cause of the uveitis.

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Intraocular Inflammation Treatment Perth

Our ophthalmologists treat intraocular inflammation and see patients for all over Perth including Armadale, Joondalup, Midland, Murdoch and South Perth.