What is uveitis?

Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea — the middle layer of the eye that consists of the iris, ciliary body and choroid. Uveitis can have many causes, including eye injury and inflammatory diseases. Exposure to toxic chemicals such as pesticides and acids used in manufacturing processes also can cause uveitis.

What is irits?

Iritis is inflammation of the iris, the coloured part of the eye. It is a form of uveitis and is more correctly called anterior uveitis. The cause is unknown in about 40 per cent of cases, but may include infections, autoimmune disorders, arthritis and skin disease.

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