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Uveitis occurs when the middle layer (the uvea) of the eyeball becomes inflamed. Uveitis may arise spontaneously and be associated with some genetic factors or be associated with a wide range of conditions including autoimmune disease and infections. Uveitis can damage vital eye tissue, leading to a permanent loss of vision.


Red Eye
Light Sensitivity
Blurred Vision
New Floaters

Types of Uveitis

Causes of Uveitis

The cause of uveitis is not always known, however having one of the following experiences may make a diagnosis more likely:

Diagnosing Uveitis

After dilation, one of our specialists will examine the inside of your eye. Uveitis is often connected with other conditions or diseases which may require further testing or labs needed, including a physical exam, blood or skin tests, examination of eye fluids, and x-rays.


Because Uveitis can lead to permanent vision loss, or other lasting problems, it needs to be treated right away. Uveitis is often treated with corticosteroid drops, which reduce inflammation. Dilation drops may also be used to widen the pupil, reducing pain and swelling. Additional medicine may be taken orally or given by injection. One of our specialists may also work with a rheumatologist to help treat uveitis.

If you have any questions about your eyes or vision and have been diagnosed with or are at risk of developing uveitis, please contact your ophthalmologist.

Source: American Academy of Ophthalmology

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