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What is Uveitis?

What is Uveitis?

Uveitis is a rare condition in which there is inflammation of the middle layer of the eye called the uvea. A ...more »

  • Uveitis: A condition which is characterised by the inflammation of the uvea of the eye.
  • Uveitis: Acute or chronic inflammation of the iris and ciliary body characterized by exudates into the anterior chamber, discoloration of the iris, and constricted, sluggish pupil. Symptoms include radiating pain, photophobia, lacrimation, and interference with vision.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Uveitis: inflammation of the uvea of the eye.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Uveitis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Uveitis, or a subtype of Uveitis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Uveitis: Introduction

Types of Uveitis:

Types of Uveitis:

Broader types of Uveitis:

How many people get Uveitis?

Prevalance of Uveitis: 2,300,000 people suffer uveitis in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)
Prevalance Rate of Uveitis: approx 1 in 118 or 0.85% or 2.3 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Uveitis?

Complications of Uveitis: see complications of Uveitis

What causes Uveitis?

Causes of Uveitis: see causes of Uveitis

What are the symptoms of Uveitis?

Symptoms of Uveitis: see symptoms of Uveitis

Complications of Uveitis: see complications of Uveitis

Uveitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Uveitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Uveitis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Uveitis: see treatments for Uveitis
Alternative treatments for Uveitis: see alternative treatments for Uveitis
Research for Uveitis: see research for Uveitis

Organs Affected by Uveitis:

Organs and body systems related to Uveitis include:

Name and Aliases of Uveitis

Main name of condition: Uveitis

Other names or spellings for Uveitis:

Anterior uveitis (type), Posterior uveitis (type)

Iridocyclitis, Iritis Source - Diseases Database

Anterior uveitis (type), Posterior uveitis (type)
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Uveitis: Related Conditions

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