There is another disease than Iritis. It's calleded Scleritis. While it's not as common, the symptoms and outcome can be much worse. Mine started when I went off Entocort. Steroids slow inflamation of the eyes as well as the gut. While my right eye did not appear red in any sense, it felt tired when I read alot and also hurt. I thought it was a cataract I knew was growing so I went to the Opthamologist who said I had a "mass" in the eye and referred me to another opthamolagist who was a retina specialist. Not good words to hear. My "mass" turned out to be inflamation in the rear of the eye, pushing the retina wall forward until it tore and detached. Treatment was 80 mg of Prednisone per day for more than a month, again not good words to hear. Unless yours turns out to be Scleritis, which is an autoimmune disease associated with other autoimmune diseases like Crohns, I'll spare you the rest.
Bottom line, don't fool with it. See an opthamolagist!
Retired male in late 60's. Perforated Colon in 92. Diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis in 93. Uncontrolled flareup in 97 dictated J-pouch surgery. 04 Capsule endoscopy diagnosed as Crohns not UC. Emergency surgery in 05 to remove lodged camera capsule. Biopsies positively diagnosed Crohns at that time. 12/06 Unsucessfully tried Naltrexone(LDN). 2/07 developed scleritis of the eye, tearing and detaching the retina. Treated with high doses of Prednisone. 6/07 Eye is healing and currently taking Entocort counting on the residual (non-systemic portion) treating the eye. In October if eye is stabilized, will need cataract removal (obviously old steroid associated). Then surgey to the back of the eye to remove scare tissue caused by the detachment. The upside? Right now I only have to clean one side (lense) of my glasses.
Married with 4 grandkids.