Uveitis itself and the use of steroid in treating inflammation mean that the development of cataracts in uveitis patients is common.

In addition, if you are using glaucoma drops to control your intraocular pressure, some of these drops will accelerate the growth of cataracts.

Your doctor should tell you when the first signs of cataract are present, often referred to as early formation. This is not the time to panic because cataracts can develop slowly in many uveitis patients, and at first, you may not notice any difference at all in your sight.

When you do notice a difference, it is worth asking your doctor if glasses, or a change in your current prescription, will be helpful. As the cataract continues to develop, changing a prescription becomes less helpful.