The diagnosis of uveitis is made by a medical specialist , the ophthalmologist, after carrying out various examinations with the aid of specific equipment (such as a slit lamp, tonometer and ophthalmoscope).
To identify the cause of the uveitis, the specialist may prescribe additional, more targeted diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, blood tests or even an eye biopsy.
The treatment of uveitis varies depending on the form of uveitis diagnosed.
In addition to topical therapy, with ointments or eye drops applied directly to the eye, the specialist may prescribe systemic therapy (by mouth or injection) with antibiotics, antivirals or antifungals (in the case of infectious uveitis) or with immunosuppressive drugs or cortisone (in non-infectious forms). Supplements containing ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties may also be prescribed.