If left untreated, uveitis may lead to:

  • Glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye);
  • Cataract (clouding of the eye's natural lens);
  • Neovascularization (growth of new, abnormal blood vessels); or
  • Damage to the retina, including retinal detachment, damage to the optic nerve or both.

These complications may also need treatment with eye drops, conventional surgery or laser surgery. If you have a "red eye" that does not clear up quickly, contact your ophthalmologist.

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Reviewed by Dr. Raj Maturi on March 1, 2014

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