Some children and young people with JIA can develop inflammation inside the eye as well as their joints. This is called uveitis.
Uveitis can occur at any age, but the symptoms can be very hard to spot. It is really important that, as soon as possible after a diagnosis with JIA, you are seen in an ophthalmology clinic.
This is the specialist eye team who can check for uveitis. At your first appointment they will tell you how often you need to have your eyes checked.
We are grateful to Dr Lola Solebo of Great Ormond Street Hospital for allowing us to share the two videos below. Thanks also to the children from the GOSH Uveitis Service and their families, and Deirdre Leyden, GOSH PPI Lead.
This first video explains what uveitis is.
This video explains about the treatment of uveitis.