Uveitis is an inflammation, or swelling and tenderness, of the middle layer of the eye. This area includes the colored part of the eye (iris), muscles, and blood vessels.
Uveitis may develop in people who have:
Treatment for uveitis depends on its cause.
Current as of: May 23, 2016
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
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