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Diagnosed with Intermediate Uveitis and Macular Oedema - any advise?

Caused by Auto Immune Disorder. Lost central vision and will eventually loose sight altogether. Anyone also have the same condition and any tips for dealing with it?

Uveitis is inflammation of the uveal tract—the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. Most cases are idiopathic, but identifiable causes include various infections and systemic diseases, often autoimmune. Symptoms include decreased vision, pain, redness, photophobia, and floaters. Diagnosis is clinical, supplemented with laboratory and ancillary testing. Treatment depends on cause but typically includes topical or systemic corticosteroids with cycloplegic-mydriatic drugs and/or noncorticosteroid immunosuppressants. Infectious causes require antimicrobial therapy.
Intermediate uveitis refers to inflammation localized to the vitreous and peripheral retina.
Macular edema occurs when fluid and protein deposits collect on or under the macula of the eye, a yellow central area of the retina, causing it to thicken and swell. The swelling may distort a person's central vision, as the macula is near the center of the retina at the back of the eyeball. This area holds tightly packed cones that provide sharp, clear central vision to enable a person to see form, color, and detail that is directly in the line of sight.  (+ info)

Anybody here have Uveitis??? or more specifically intermediate uveitis?

I've had it for 5 years now and I just wanted to see if anybody else has gone through what I've gone through.

No but I have heard of it.  (+ info)

What percentage of Uveitis sufferers go completely blind?

If you have any idea, please let me know. I found out that I had Uveitis 4 or 5 years ago and already have minor vision problems (I'm 18), mostly blurriness. i also have a blind spot (bigger than normal) in my left eye and cant see very well if i'm looking only through my left eye. Also, can Visual Prosthesis be done on someone with Uveitis? Thanks

uveitis treated properly: very, very few "go blind". near zero.

UN-treated uveitis: a decent possibility of losing vision.

"visual prosthesis" is nowhere near practical application, but in theory it would only be used in someone with NO eye or a completely blind eye.  (+ info)

Can a person with scleritis and uveitis wear contact lenses?

In the last 2 years I have had bouts with scleritis and uveitis in my left eye.One time the doc told me I could wear contacts when I wasn't experiencing a flare up of either condition.Six weeks later he says that he never said that and I can't wear lenses.
I'm going for a second opinion Friday.I'm just curious if anyone has experience with this? Thanks

You shouldn't wear contacts if you have an eye infection. The risk of reinfection is really high
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What is a good guided intermediate yoga dvd?

I have done yoga before, and I am looking for a dvd(NOT FOR BEGINNERS) more of an intermediate, do you have any suggestions? Thanks.

I really like Yoga for Energy with Rodney Yee (I think I got the name of it right). It's got no instruction, just tells you which pose to move into...it's in 5 sections so you can do any or all when you feel the need.

I really like it, but when I first got it I had to pay attention, and sometimes they'd move from one pose to another faster than I was accustomed to, having only used beginner videos/dvds prior to that.

Here's a link to it so you can see it and read the description...if you decide to buy, definitely price shop (I've found really good deals on Amazon and eBay on DVDs in the past).

http://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Journals-Energy-Balance/dp/B00008G76U  (+ info)

when can a beginner i yoga start doing Intermediate poses?

I've been doing rodney yee's yoga for beginners dvd for about 5 months now 2-4 days aweek , im starting to master these moves, but i want a new dvd with some new poses i'm not sure if thers a yoga for beginner's part 2 or if i should get the power yoga for beginners or a Intermediate video.

When you feel that you are ready to step up your yoga practice, that is when you should. But remember, yoga is a journey and you should never rush yourself. You'll definitely know when your body is ready for a new challenge. Namaste (:  (+ info)

what is the best treatment for uveitis of the eye?

there is a confusion amgst doctors regardingthe extreme pain that is generated due to viral kerato conjuctivitis followed by uveitis. the symptoms are extreme pain, photophobia , watering and redness.
it is very unbearable.Help!
the cornea is inflamed and eye pressure is very high.

DO NOT try to treat this by yourself. See your doctor or opthalmologist. The usual treatment includes cortisone eye drops and drops to relax the pupil, which are prescription only.  (+ info)

How long does it take to recover from Uveitis?

I have been suffering from it for nearly 2 weeks. And have been taking me prescribed medication as ordered to. The joint doctors are now saying I may have other imflammation somewhere in my joints, is this to worry about or all will be under control? Thanks heaps.

Hi Ciceri.

Sometimes uveitis can be difficult to control, especially if you have another systemic inflammatory process going on in your joints. And once the uveitis is controlled, sometimes an anti-inflammatory medication needs to be used to keep the flares from returning, which is quite common in uveitis, especially when combined with rheumatologic (inflammatory joints) processes.

Many of the immunosuppressive medications used for inflammatory joint diseases also help with uveitis, so work very closely with your rheumatologist and your eye doctor and have the two of them work together to find a treatment to help keep both your uveitis and joint inflammation under control.

Many uveitis patients that are seen by the uveitis specialist in my office also have simultaneous rheumatologic conditions (systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis) and my uveitis specialist works very closely with local rheumatologists to help the patient achieve and sustain both uveitis inflammation and systemic inflammation.

If you do have hard to control uveitis, your optometrist will likely refer you to a specialist. Expect frequent visits every 1-3 months until your uveitis is under control and every 3-6 months after that to watch for sustained remission and/or early signs of flares. For your inflammatory joint condition, you will most likely see your rheumatologist every 3-6 months until that is under control, and for lab work to closely watch for sustained remission and for the potential causes of both inflammatory conditions.

It may take a while to find the right dosing of your anti-inflammatory medications.  (+ info)

What does intermediate suspicion of malignancy mean?

I had a mamm that lead to an ultrasound. A 7mm round mass was discovered in my left breast. The report said that it has an intermediate suspicion for malignancy. I was told I need a biopsy and I see the surgeon this week. My Primary dr. said they would probably do a surgical biopsy. I know malignant is cancerous, has anyone else had the same or similar report? I am getting nervous.

The Birads score would be very useful. In that absence of that, then yes, as the other poster stated, the "odds" are that it is not malignant.  (+ info)

What good intermediate/ advanced yoga DVDs are out there?

I'm looking for a good Ashtanga yoga DVD that caters to intermediate/ advanced students for the days in between classes. I really enjoy Rodney Yee's DVD classes, but finding them quite easy now and want to take my practice to the next level. Any suggestions would be welcome!

Ashtanga Yoga: Second and Third Series with David Swenson

Ashtanga Yoga: Advanced A and B Series with David Swenson

I have not seen either of above, only Swenson's "The Practice: First Series",
which I felt was very good instruction.
You may want to note that reviewers at Amazon felt that both the above two dvd's were more "demonstration" than "instruction" videos.

dwb  (+ info)

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