Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

149 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Can an episode of Cellulitis lead to Iritis?

I was over dilated at the eye doctor and now have iritis; having a hard time healing. Test reveal thinness of my cornea! Now cellulitis has been activated .THe ophthalmologist states he thinks I have some type of autoimmune disease! My eye pressure elevated, prior to the dilation my eyes were okay with glaucoma . I was diagnosed with cellulitis in November which led to two hospitalization . Do you think there is a relationship to iritis and cellulitis?
Tue, 24 Jul 2018
Report Abuse
Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Nope, I don't but Iritis does cause glaucoma and that could be a cause for your pressure being high. Have you started on some medication for the iritis?

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I am 56 year old lady. I have pain in my knees & in left wrist. I have recurrent episodes of Iritis, putting steroid eye drops. My HLAB27 is positive but my spine X-Rays are normal & no stiffness of spine. RA factor, ASO titre, CRP,Anti CPP antibody SGOT & SGPT are all normal. Is Iritis due to my joints pain problem or is there any other cause for my eye problem. Kindly advise any other tests to be done for correct diagnosis

doctor1 MD

I am a 20 year old college student and i have been experiencing some concerning symptoms: i had a 3 month episode of iritis, my extremities will often go numb when i am active (mainly toes), pins and needles in arms and legs when active, severe hip pain (it feels like the joint and bone are rubbing together), i have had several occasions where i cannot move my shoulder/arm ( and have been treated for tendonitis with no relief), nightly insomnia, and trouble concentrating in class. I am getting frustrated with the student health center at my university who keeps telling me its in my head, what should i do?

doctor1 MD

Hi Dr. I suffer from iritis. Last week I had a mild flare up in my right eye. Went to my GP. Prescribed maxitrol eye drops and also awaiting consult with specialist. not a great improvement but not too bad. Usually I am prescribed maxidex eyedrops and pupil dilators. Is maxidex stronger? Thanks so much