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What is a pediatric uveitis?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Eye disorder

It is inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye.
Uvea consists of the iris, choroid and ciliary body. The choroid is sandwiched between the retina and the white of the eye (sclera), and provides blood flow to the deep layers of the retina. The most common type of uveitis is an inflammation of the iris called iritis. Infections, injury and autoimmune disorders may be serious causes.

In brief: Eye disorder

It is inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye.
Uvea consists of the iris, choroid and ciliary body. The choroid is sandwiched between the retina and the white of the eye (sclera), and provides blood flow to the deep layers of the retina. The most common type of uveitis is an inflammation of the iris called iritis. Infections, injury and autoimmune disorders may be serious causes.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics

In brief: Inflammation

Uveitis is a condition in which there is inflammation inside the eyeball.
The rather odd name comes from a combination of two words: uvea - this means the coloured parts of the eye, e.g. The iris -itis - this simply means "inflammation of" so uveitis means inflammation of the coloured parts of the eye, just as arthritis means joint inflammation.

In brief: Inflammation

Uveitis is a condition in which there is inflammation inside the eyeball.
The rather odd name comes from a combination of two words: uvea - this means the coloured parts of the eye, e.g. The iris -itis - this simply means "inflammation of" so uveitis means inflammation of the coloured parts of the eye, just as arthritis means joint inflammation.
Dr. Beth Summers
Dr. Beth Summers
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