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What can happen if your uveitis isn't treated?

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Uveitis can lead to serious eye problems if you don’t treat it right away. If you’ve had it for a long time, or if you have it and are over 60, your chance of having those problems goes up.

If you don’t treat the inflammation, it can scar or break down tissues. That can harm your vision.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What is Glaucoma?”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma Symptoms,” “Cataracts Overview,” “Retinal Diseases.”

National Health Services UK: “Uveitis: Complications.”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Uveitis.”

Review of Ophthalmology : “Cataract Surgery in the Patient with Uveitis.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on November 16, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What is Glaucoma?”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma Symptoms,” “Cataracts Overview,” “Retinal Diseases.”

National Health Services UK: “Uveitis: Complications.”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Uveitis.”

Review of Ophthalmology : “Cataract Surgery in the Patient with Uveitis.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on November 16, 2018

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