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Glossary for Autoimmune uveitis

  • Autoimmune diseases: A group of disorders in which the primary cause is the an inflammatory reaction caused by the body's own immune system attacking tissues
  • Autoimmune eye diseases: Eye disease that is caused by an autoimmune disease
  • Blurred vision: Blurriness of vision or images.
  • Conjunctivitis: Contagious eye infection
  • Crome syndrome: A very rare disorder characterized by various abnormalities including mental retardation, epilepsy and eye and kidney problems.
  • Episcleritis: Localised, self limiting inflammation of the episclera (connective tissue overlying the sclera).
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Eye conditions: Any condition that affects the eyes
  • Floaters: Floating spots or spidery webs in front of the eyes
  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma is the term for a diverse group of eye diseases, all of which involve progressive damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is usually, but not always, accompanied by high intraocular (internal) fluid pressure. Optic nerve damage produces certain characteristic visual field defects in the individual's peripheral (side), as well as central, vision.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Non-pathogenic inflammatory conditions: Medical disorders that cause inflammation, but are not due to any infectious pathogen.
  • Retinal detachment: Partial or total detachment of retina from the back of the eye.
  • Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
  • Sympathetic ophthalmitis: Iris and eyeball inflammation as a delayed autoimmune reaction to eye injury
  • Uveitis: A condition which is characterised by the inflammation of the uvea of the eye
  • Vision changes: Any change in vision or sight.

 

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