Uveitis is the term used to describe the inflammation of part of the eye known as the uvea. The uvea is a group of three structures which are connected inside the eye. These structures are the iris (the coloured part of the eye), the ciliary body which is ring of muscle located behind the iris and the choroid which is a layer of tissue that supporting the retina.
Depending on which part of the uvea is affected the condition has 4 names
The most common type is anterior uveitis, accounting for around 75% of all cases. This is when the iris becomes inflamed
Symptoms of uveitis include the following
Anyone displaying the symptoms of uveitis should see their optometrist urgently. Treatment is usually in the form of steroids to reduce inflammation.
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