Patient Comments: Iritis - Causes

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Comment from: Jayne, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

I have a number of food intolerances - gluten, egg, milk, and soya. If I consume any of these foods, within 4 hours I have a flare up. Avoiding these foods I can control my condition. I first had iritis 3 years ago following a facial treatment at a beauty salon where they used non-disposable towels on my eyes. I wonder if infection is the root cause. I have ankylosing spondylitis, antibacterial infection has been linked to this condition.

Comment from: JJ, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 30

My iritis occurred in Aug of 2010. With no previous family history of this condition and no systemic health issues per tests, I've concluded that stress was the initial cause as I have high myopia which may be the weak point in my body (non-scientific analysis). My iritis would keep reoccurring almost monthly once I was off steroids and I was labelled a "recurrent" patient. To make a long story short, iritis has not reoccurred (knock on wood) since I've been taking blueberries, now 2 blueberry concentrate capsules daily.

Comment from: john, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 20

Ankylosing spondylitis caused my iritis.

Comment from: Tickler, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 08

I got it from shingles on face and eye.

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