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Did you know that uveitis is believed to be the cause of up to 10% of reported cases of legal blindness? This is according to an epidemiology research - Incidence and Prevalence of Uveitis Results From the Pacific Ocular Inflammation Study -published in 2013.
What is uveitis?
Uveitis is an inflammation of the uveal tract; the anatomy featuring the iris, choroid and ciliary body. It's actually a collective name for more than 30 conditions. These forms have different origins but in most cases it's due to an auto-inflammatory response. Iritis (or anterior uveitis) is the subject of interest here.
Iritis (anterior uveitis) as the name suggests is the inflammation of the iris and the ciliary body. It's characterized by redness of the eye (varying in degree), sensitivity to light, blurred vision and tearing.
What causes iritis?
There are many causes of iritis. For example, it could be as a result … Read more