Merck Manual

Please confirm that you are a health care professional

Loading

Posttraumatic Iridocyclitis

(Traumatic Anterior Uveitis; Traumatic Iritis)

By

Ann P. Murchison

, MD, MPH, Wills Eye Emergency Department, Wills Eye Hospital

Last full review/revision Jun 2019| Content last modified Jun 2019
Click here for Patient Education
NOTE: This is the Professional Version. CONSUMERS: Click here for the Consumer Version

Posttraumatic iridocyclitis is an inflammatory reaction of the uvea and iris, typically developing within 3 days of blunt eye trauma.

Symptoms of posttraumatic iridocyclitis include tearing, throbbing ache and redness of the eye, photophobia, and blurred vision. The pupil may be dilated. Diagnosis is by history, symptoms, and slit-lamp examination, which typically reveals flare (due to an increase in protein content of the aqueous humor from the inflammatory exudate) and white blood cells in the anterior chamber. Treatment of posttraumatic iridocyclitis involves a cycloplegic (usually scopolamine 0.25% 3 times a day or homatropine 5% 3 times a day) and topical corticosteroids (eg, prednisolone acetate 1% 4 to 8 times a day).

Drugs Mentioned In This Article

Drug Name Select Trade
ORAPRED, PRELONE
TRANSDERM SCOP
TUSSIGON
Click here for Patient Education
NOTE: This is the Professional Version. CONSUMERS: Click here for the Consumer Version

Also of Interest

Videos

View All
How to Remove a Cast
Video
How to Remove a Cast
3D Models
View All
Thorax
3D Model
Thorax

SOCIAL MEDIA

TOP