Uveitis and vision loss: Tips for maintaining independence

Uveitis, a form of eye inflammation that affects the middle layer of tissue (uvea) in your eye, can cause vision loss. With treatment, you might recover your vision. However, if you have recurrent, severe uveitis, uveitis that affects the back of your eye (posterior uveitis) or uveitis that affects all layers of your uvea (panuveitis), you are more likely to experience permanent vision loss.

If you face the possibility of vision loss due to uveitis, you probably have concerns about how to continue doing daily tasks and the things you love. Your doctor and a vision rehabilitation counselor can help you develop strategies to maintain your independence.

For mild to moderate vision loss

If your vision loss is mild to moderate, there are many ways to effectively use your remaining vision. For example, you can:

  • Increase the brightness of your lighting
  • Change the lettering of your reading materials to large, bold type
Nov. 08, 2016 See more In-depth