What is uveitis?

Also known as: panuveitis, anterior uveitis, iritis, intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, choroiditis.

The uvea is the middle colored layer of the eye that supplies blood and nourishment to the eye. Uveitis refers to the inflammation or swelling of this layer which can involve the whole of the uvea (panuveitis), or any part of it (like the front part-anterior uveitis or iritis, middle-intermediate uveitis or pars planitis, or back-posterior uveitis or choroiditis).

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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