Signs and symptoms of iritis may include:

  • Eye redness
  • Discomfort or achiness in the affected eye
  • Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Blurred vision
  • Floating specks or spots in your vision

Iritis that develops suddenly, over hours or days, is known as as acute iritis. Symptoms that develop gradually or last longer than six weeks indicate chronic iritis.

When to see a doctor

See an eye specialist as soon as possible if you have symptoms of iritis. Prompt treatment helps prevent serious complications. If you're experiencing eye pain and vision problems with other signs and symptoms, you may need urgent medical care.

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