Iritis is a condition of the eye characterized by inflammation of the iris. Natural remedies for iritis, such as bilberry, rutin and ginger, can often help ease inflammation.
What is Iritis?
As a mucus membrane, the eye is prone to a number of different conditions.The colored ring surrounding the pupil, the iris is located at the front of the uvea or middle layer of the eye. As such, this condition is also sometimes called anterior uveitis.
Inflammation that is caused by trauma is referred to as traumatic iritis.
Symptoms of Iritis
While the symptoms of iritis may vary depending on the type and cause of the condition, general symptoms can usually be identified.
Common signs and symptoms of iritis include eye redness, discoloration of the eye including a bluish-pink color in the white of the eye surround the iris, discomfort or aching in the eye, sensitivity to light, blurred vision and floating spots in the vision.
Traumatic or acute iritis is characterized by symptoms that develop suddenly over a few hours or days in response to a significant, specific trigger.
Causes of Iritis
While the exact cause of many cases of iritis is not determined, some common causes are known.
Research suggests that iritis is often linked to eye trauma, genetic factors and other diseases.
Known causes of iritis include injury to the eye, infection, genetic predisposition, Bechet’s disease, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, certain medications and posterior uveitis.
Natural Remedies for Iritis
Eliminating processed sugar from diet, following a no starch diet and fasting helps eliminate inflammation and can effectively treat the inflammation associated with iritis.
Identifying the specific triggers that cause inflammation also helps – for many the issues involve allergies, chemicals or toxins in food and specific food types.
If left untreated, iritis may lead to other, potentially more dangerous conditions including glaucoma and blindness. A doctor can offer a full evaluation and treatment of which natural treatments are often and effective component.
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