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Recurrent acute iridocyclitis Save

ICD-10 code: H20.02

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Understanding Recurrent Acute Iridocyclitis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Recurrent acute iridocyclitis, also known as uveitis, is a condition that affects the eye's iris and ciliary body. It is characterized by inflammation, redness, and pain in the eye, and can cause vision problems if left untreated. In this article, we will discuss the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for recurrent acute iridocyclitis.


The symptoms of recurrent acute iridocyclitis can vary depending on the severity of the condition. However, some common symptoms include:

  1. Redness in the eye
  2. Pain or discomfort in the eye
  3. Blurred vision
  4. Sensitivity to light
  5. Tearing or discharge from the eye

Recurrent acute iridocyclitis can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  1. Infection
  2. Autoimmune disorders
  3. Injury or trauma to the eye
  4. Certain medications
  5. Genetics

The treatment for recurrent acute iridocyclitis depends on the underlying cause of the condition. In some cases, the condition may resolve on its own without treatment. However, in other cases, treatment may be necessary to relieve symptoms and prevent further damage to the eye.

Treatment options may include:

  1. Prescription eye drops or ointments to reduce inflammation and pain
  2. Oral medications to treat underlying infections or autoimmune disorders
  3. Surgery to remove damaged tissue or repair the eye

If you experience symptoms of recurrent acute iridocyclitis, it is important to see an eye doctor as soon as possible to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. With proper treatment, most people with this condition are able to manage their symptoms and prevent complications.