Uveitis is often diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. After asking about your medical history, including any eye surgeries or injuries, your doctor will:
- Dilate your pupils to examine the inside of your eye
- Check your eye movements and peripheral vision
- Have you read off an eye chart
If there are signs of inflammation, they may also:
- Measure the level of pressure in your eye
- Utilize a slit lamp microscope to check for swelling and inflammation
- Use a special dye to examine the blood vessels for damage
Depending on the results of this exam, further tests may be needed.
Since uveitis is often linked to infection and other diseases, your doctor may use a blood test to confirm their diagnosis. In some cases, additional tests such as an MRI, CT scan, or x-ray are needed to accurately identify uveitis.