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Eye Problems / Iritis

Is chronic iritis/uveitis a thing? And if it is, is it obvious you have it? Can it be diagnosed by an optometrist, or just an ophthalmologist? My eyeballs have been sore for a very long time. Like, they feel bruised. I’ve gone to two different optometrists, who tell me there is nothing wrong with my eyes, other than dryness. But it doesn’t feel like a superficial problem. Eye drops don’t do anything for the pain. My eyes aren’t red, so that makes me think maybe it’s impossible for it to be iritis, but I don’t know. Can anyone who’s had issues with their eyes comment? TIA!
 
Is chronic iritis/uveitis a thing? And if it is, is it obvious you have it? Can it be diagnosed by an optometrist, or just an ophthalmologist? My eyeballs have been sore for a very long time. Like, they feel bruised. I’ve gone to two different optometrists, who tell me there is nothing wrong with my eyes, other than dryness. But it doesn’t feel like a superficial problem. Eye drops don’t do anything for the pain. My eyes aren’t red, so that makes me think maybe it’s impossible for it to be iritis, but I don’t know. Can anyone who’s had issues with their eyes comment? TIA!
You would know if you have iritis. Decreased vision and light sensitivity are the main symptoms.
 

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I have had it and was diagnosed by my optometrist. I knew nothing about it until he mentioned it, but haven't been told anymore about my having it for years. Iritis seemed to be part of my flare and gets better when I'm not flaring. I remember being very sensitive to light, my eyes being sore all the time and they were always red. My signature has Iritis (I believe) as part of my medical history and I make sure to let my doctor know about it when I happen to see a new one. Here's a link to help you see more info...

 
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