Iritis? Yup. Me too.
I've suffered with Iritis for the better part of the last decade, not fun; huh?
My Ophthalmologist says he's seen the number of new cases grow substantially over the past 10-15 years. I suspect the fact that most North Americans spend the majority of their working day staring at a computer monitor is at least partially to blame, though that's just my explanation...I'm otherwise fit.
In my case, when it flares up, if I don't get started on the steroids immediately, my ocular fluid gets cloudy and I spend the next 30-45 days blind in that eye until the steroids finally kick in and knocks the Iritis down.
I do tend to be a tad dramatic, but I can honestly say Iritis has changed my life. I'm a 40yr-old guy, always been fit and athletic and Iritis is doing it's damnedest to turn me into a couch potato - I find the surest way to bring on a relapse is to work out too vigorously. Not fun.
How are your interocular pressures holding out when using the steroids? - My pressures skyrocket, forcing the use of additional drops to keep my levels safe.