Patient Comments: Uveitis - Medical Conditions

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Comment from: Kelly, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 09

I am 21 years old and have been having night sweats for about a year now. I take Zoloft and birth control, and recently started taking it in the mornings instead of nights, but the night sweats are still continuing. I'm way too young for it to be menopause. The night sweats are so bad that they drench my clothes, bed sheets, and make it gross for my partner sleeping next to me.

Comment from: Trublondmom, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 09

I have struggled with uveitis for the last 14 months and have gone through 2 laser surgeries for a torn retina in my right eye. At the same time, I was having vitreous detachment happening in the same eye. I was given steroid eye drops to use and because at each eye check the inflammation was still present, I ended up using them for over 5 months before being referred to a retinal specialist who informed me the drops would cause a cataract to form. After my retinal surgery, I was finally able to see clearly for several months but then developed a cloudy haze when trying to see out of that eye. I was told this was a cataract. Due to eye strain, I get frequent migraines and it was affected my quality of life significantly. I was tested for autoimmune diseases twice but all were negative, yet I still have inflammation, eye pain, joint pain and chronic fatigue. I am waiting to see an eye surgeon about the cataract and my appointment is next month. It has been a nightmare and I feel something is amiss. I am only 51.

Comment from: hansmeister, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 23

I am HLA-B27 positive, and also diagnosed with Fuchs' dystrophy. The cataract surgery did not yield positive results due to the Fuchs'. The DSEK failed due to the HLA-B27. The full cornea transplant was thought to have failed, but yesterday (1-21-15) the cornea specialist said the cornea was clear. The uveitis has generated a mesh of tissue internal to the eye due to inflammation, resulting in zero vision. Ultrasound will be done as soon as possible to verify that the internal mesh has not gone to the retina. Corrective action has not yet been determined.

Comment from: dutches45, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

I had it in the right eye and we used eye drops for a month and we were able to get rid of it. Now I have it in the left eye and this is my third month without any success. The steroid drops manage it but doesn't take it away. I am going to the eye doctor today for a recheck and to find out what are the next steps.

Comment from: hilo, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 20

I have had uveitis since the age of 12 and I am now 60. I have tracked flare ups with high levels of stress. Flare ups occurred around changes in family status as well as working long hours for long periods of time. I have spent time learning how to reduce stress in order to reduce attacks.

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