Causes of defective vision in acute iridocyclitis

  • Defective vision is one of the important symptoms of acute iridocyclitis
  • Initially there is slight blurring of vision with progressive deterioration
  • There are multiple causes of defective vision in acute iridocyclitis
  • They are: (from anterior to posterior of eyeball)
    • corneal oedema and keratic precipitates
    • Aqueous humour turbidity
    • Exudates in pupillary area
    • Myopia as a result of ciliary spasm
    • Complicated cataract
    • Cyclitic membrane
    • Vitreous haze
    • Macular oedema
    • Papillitis
    • Secondary glaucoma

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