Iritis (anterior uveitis) is most often mild. Treatment may involve:
Eye drops that dilate the pupil to relieve pain
Steroid eye drops
Pars planitis is often treated with steroid eye drops. Other medicines, including steroids taken by mouth, may be used to help suppress the immune system.
Posterior uveitis treatment depends on the underlying cause. It almost always includes steroids taken by mouth. Additional specialists in infectious disease or autoimmunity may be needed for diseases such as syphilis, tuberculosis, AIDS, sarcoidosis, or Behcet syndrome.
If the uveitis is caused by a body-wide infection, treatment may involve antibiotics and powerful anti-inflammatory medicines called corticosteroids. See autoimmune disorders for information about treating such diseases.