If you are concerned that you might have uveitis, it is important to see your doctor or optometrist for an eye examination. They are able to detect eye diseases and help determine what is causing your eye symptoms.
You can also contact an eye specialist (ophthalmologist) directly for this type of examination or to have your eyes assessed and treated. Many eye care providers have lots of information available about uveitis and other eye diseases on their websites.
Your eye specialist can see if you have uveitis by doing a thorough eye examination. This may include the following:
An eye test
You will be asked to read letters from different rows of a chart. This measures how well you see at certain distances.
An examination of the inside of your eye
In this test, drops are put in your eye to make your pupil (the hole in the centre of your eye) wider (dilate). A special magnifying lens is used to look inside your eye to see if you have a uveitis and how bad it is.
A tonometry test
In this test, an instrument is used to measure the pressure inside your eye. This test checks for other eye problems, such as glaucoma.
If you have uveitis, your doctor will do further tests including x-rays or blood tests to find out the cause of your uveitis.