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What is uveitis?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Uveitis

Uveitis is a usually sterile inflammation inside the eye, sort of like arthritis of the inside of the eye.
Inflammatory cells are released, the eyes can get very red and light sensitive and frequently can be very painful. Some are associated with systemic diseases, but most are in the eye only. They can be very serious and cause significant visual loss and glaucoma. Always see an ophthalmologis.

In brief: Uveitis

Uveitis is a usually sterile inflammation inside the eye, sort of like arthritis of the inside of the eye.
Inflammatory cells are released, the eyes can get very red and light sensitive and frequently can be very painful. Some are associated with systemic diseases, but most are in the eye only. They can be very serious and cause significant visual loss and glaucoma. Always see an ophthalmologis.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Eye inflammation

Uveitis is a usually sterile inflammation inside the eye, sort of like arthritis of the inside of the eye.
Inflammatory cells are released, the eyes can get very red and light sensitive and frequently can be very painful. Some are associated with systemic diseases, but most are in the eye only. They can be very serious and cause significant visual loss and glaucoma. Always see an ophthalmologis.

In brief: Eye inflammation

Uveitis is a usually sterile inflammation inside the eye, sort of like arthritis of the inside of the eye.
Inflammatory cells are released, the eyes can get very red and light sensitive and frequently can be very painful. Some are associated with systemic diseases, but most are in the eye only. They can be very serious and cause significant visual loss and glaucoma. Always see an ophthalmologis.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. James Leaming
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Eye inflammation

Refers to inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, termed the "uvea" but in common usage may refer to any inflammatory process involving the interior of the eye.
Many systemic disorders can be associated with uveitis or uveitis may be a normal immune response to fight an infection inside the eye.

In brief: Eye inflammation

Refers to inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, termed the "uvea" but in common usage may refer to any inflammatory process involving the interior of the eye.
Many systemic disorders can be associated with uveitis or uveitis may be a normal immune response to fight an infection inside the eye.
Dr. James Leaming
Dr. James Leaming
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Eye inflammation

Uveitis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye.
The eye may be read, itchy, or painful. There are multiple causes for this and it is important to see an ophthalmologist and/or have an eye exam if you notice any sudden or recent changes to your vision or problems with one or both eyes.

In brief: Eye inflammation

Uveitis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye.
The eye may be read, itchy, or painful. There are multiple causes for this and it is important to see an ophthalmologist and/or have an eye exam if you notice any sudden or recent changes to your vision or problems with one or both eyes.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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