Questions to ask

It is crucial to familiarize your self with the medical jargon as quickly as possible and to ask as many questions as possible.

Any specialist who cannot answer you questions in a sympathetic manner, evades your questions, or who attempts to fob you off with more medical talk rather than plain English might not be the right specialist for you and your child.

Some of the questions worth asking are:

  • What type of uveitis does my child have and is it chronic?
  • What level of flare and cells does s/he have?
  • Will the uveitis be treated with steroids alone?
  • How long will s/he stay on steroids before an immunosuppressant is introduced?
  • What are the side effects of the drugs prescribed?
  • In case of an emergency how do I contact you, and will you call me back the same day?