Inflammatory eye disease occurs when the immune system attacks the eye or acquires an infection. Examples are iritis, uveitis, sarcoidosis, Fuchs’ Heterochomic Iridocyclitis, pemphigoid, ocular toxoplasmosis and ocular graft versus host disease.

It can be associated systemic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, lupus, graft versus host disease.

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Symptoms of inflammatory diseases may differ, however onset can be sudden or gradual and may include:

  • Eye redness
  • Eye discomfort or pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased tear production
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Small black spots in vision called floaters
  • Change in pupil size


Medications used to treat inflammatory eye diseases may include eye drops, injections to the eye, tablets and/or intravenous drip.