"I read that IBD-ers are prone to iritis/uveitis?? Anyone have experience with this?"
Yes!Get to an eye doctor...ASAP. Don't rely on your GI or regular doctor for this, it is not their specialty.
Your in trouble if the floaters are showing up. Within a matter of hours, thousands of floaters were visible.
I started with irritation and redness in one eye, photosensitive, blood shot red eye ....waited for my appointment a week later, and spent the next year battling Uveitis. I went to the eye doctor for follow ups 2-3 times PER WEEK for many months. I used Pred Forte (prednisone) eye drops every 20 minutes round the clock.
Just FYI, when your exposed to so much prednisone in the eye, (they say around 2000 drops) early cataracts form, and it's true, I have cataracts.
I was so sensitive to light, I put wool blankets on my bedroom window and stayed in the dark all day.
Uveitis is serious and incredibly painful.
I now have it in both eyes, and when it flares, you can bet I'll get in to see a doctor within hours. Most eye doctors consider it an emergency. With a hx of UCD, they should get you in much sooner.
If I had gone in the same day the symptoms showed up, I would not have the vision loss I have today.
I have found that stress, lack of sleep and anything foreign (ie., shampoo) in my eye can start a flare.
Diagnosed 1978, first proctitis, left sided UC diagnosed a few years ago, and bilateral uveitis and in '09 rheumatoid arthritis
Current meds: Lialdia 4.8 mg/day, Canasa.
Born in 1957.
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