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Secondary noninfectious iridocyclitis Save

ICD-10 code: H20.04

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

What is Secondary Noninfectious Iridocyclitis?

Secondary Noninfectious Iridocyclitis is a type of inflammation that occurs in the iris and ciliary body of the eye. It is considered noninfectious because it is not caused by an infection, but rather by other underlying conditions such as autoimmune disorders, trauma, or medication use.

Symptoms of Secondary Noninfectious Iridocyclitis

The symptoms of Secondary Noninfectious Iridocyclitis can include:

  1. Redness and pain in the eye
  2. Blurry vision
  3. Sensitivity to light
  4. Tearing of the eye
  5. Small pupil size

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see an eye doctor for an evaluation.

Treatment of Secondary Noninfectious Iridocyclitis

The treatment of Secondary Noninfectious Iridocyclitis will depend on the underlying cause of the inflammation. If it is related to an autoimmune disorder, medications such as corticosteroids or immunosuppressants may be prescribed to reduce inflammation. If the inflammation is caused by trauma or medication use, the offending agent will need to be removed or discontinued.

In addition to medication, your eye doctor may recommend the use of eye drops or topical ointments to help reduce inflammation and relieve symptoms. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to treat complications of the inflammation.

Prevention of Secondary Noninfectious Iridocyclitis

There are no specific measures to prevent Secondary Noninfectious Iridocyclitis, but maintaining good overall health and managing underlying conditions can help reduce the risk of developing inflammation in the eye. It is also important to protect your eyes from injury and to follow medication instructions carefully to avoid any potential side effects that could lead to inflammation.

If you have any concerns about your eye health, it is important to speak with your health care provider or eye doctor for guidance and treatment.