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Inflammation control or elimination!

Inflammation in the body is causing problems to the eyes, eye clinic is unable to find the problem. Have been using eye drops for few years, getting from bad to verse looking for advice.

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What kind of eye problem with the inflammation? Is it iritis? In the back of eye? If so inflammatory arthritis is most often the cause.

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Yes, it is Iritis. Apart from eye drops, "Are there any other medication or supplements that can help?" How to identify the starting point of inflammation?

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Wow Bala if it is iritis it will be extremely painful.steroid eye drops reducing dose and also the drops to keep the pupil open all the time and eye patch when it is really bad.starting point is your GP who if he is on the ball and knows that you have had recurring bouts of it should be referring you to a rheumatologist urgently. Don't wish to alarm you but iritis is can be extremely dangerous particularly if it is the type that affects the back of the retina. Best probably to get it properly checked for type and cause. Hope that helps

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Thank you. Have to discuss with our GP fro a referral.

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Hi Bala

I have had various bouts of iritis/ uveitis affecting both the front and the back of the eye. It can be difficult to identify the cause, or causes, but as Soppysal has said, some forms are associated with different types of arthritis and some other autoimmune diseases. It can also be associated with physical damage to the eye and stress may also be a cause. Steroid drops, or steroid injections, are the only treatment I am aware of, although I have also been advised to wear dark glasses in strong sunlight.

It has also be linked to problems with digesting gluten (the protein found in wheat, barley, rye). Gluten can cause inflammation in various parts of the body, if you are susceptible. One of my symptoms of a problem with gluten was joint pain.

There has been some research with statins and iritis. As statins lower inflammation in the body, they have been successfully used to treat chronic, recurring iritis.

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What do you eat currently bala?

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Porridge for breakfast, brown bread sandwich for lunch, rice and curry or noodles or rice stick for dinner with vegetables. Plenty of fruits, nuts and yogurt daily.

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How many grammes of carbohydrate does that add up to?

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I am very sorry I do not know how to measure the cab!, we have been eating food like this for the last 55 years!!!

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Thank you, very simple to understand, have a printed copy of page one.

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There are some food /supplement recommendations which may help to reduce the symptoms. I hadn't come across them before so I hope this might be useful.

Foods to eat (you may already do so): dark coloured fruits, like berries, dark leaves and brightly coloured vegetables The idea is to eat as many foods as you can containing flavonoids and carotenoids, as they are antioxidants. Include ginger, turmeric, drink green tea.

Suggested supplements: vitamins C and E, Lutein, Ginkgo Biloba. Omega 3. Probiotics.

Have a look for "anti-inflammatory diets". Good luck.

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Thank you.

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