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Traumatic iritis - External and Internal Eye
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Traumatic iritis - External and Internal Eye

Contributors: D. Chimene Richa MD, Deepak Sobti MD, Lauren Patty Daskivich MD, MSHS
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Synopsis

Traumatic iritis is intraocular inflammation confined to the anterior chamber of the eye, specifically occurring after trauma to the eye or orbit. It is part of a broader spectrum of conditions commonly referred to as anterior uveitis. It typically starts within 3 days of the orbital or ocular trauma.

Typical symptoms include:
  • Photophobia, especially with miosis, and pain in the traumatized eye when light is shined in either eye
  • Dull or aching pain
  • Tearing
  • Visual disturbances / floaters
  • Decreased visual acuity

Codes

ICD10CM:
H20.00 – Unspecified acute and subacute iridocyclitis

SNOMEDCT:
417020006 – Traumatic iritis

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Diagnostic Pearls

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Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

  • Traumatic corneal abrasion – diagnosed on slit lamp examination with fluorescein
  • Traumatic microhyphema
  • Other nontraumatic causes of anterior uveitis:
    • HLA-B27 associated uveitis
    • Anterior uveitis associated with ankylosing spondylitis
    • Anterior uveitis associated with psoriatic arthritis
    • Anterior uveitis associated with herpetic eye infections
    • Idiopathic anterior uveitis
  • Traumatic retinal detachment – may also present with cells in the anterior chamber

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Last Reviewed:08/13/2019
Last Updated:08/18/2019
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Traumatic iritis - External and Internal Eye
Traumatic iritis : Photophobia, Vision loss, Excessive tearing, Ocular pain, Red eye
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