Uveitis is inflammation of Uvea which includes middle parts of eye such as iris, choroid and ciliary body. It can also affect other nearby parts of eye like retina, vitreous and optic nerve.
Uveitis caused by microorganisms such as bacteria and virus knows as Infectious Uveitis. Uveitis caused other than infection (Immune-mediated) is called non-infectious uveitis. Non-infectious uveitis is more common than infectious cases and main cause is defect in immune system.
There are several symptoms you may experience in one or both eyes which includes:
Non-infectious uveitis can be a chronic inflammatory condition.
A sudden appearance or worsening of symptoms is called a flare. Flares can recur over time.
If you have been experiencing any of these symptoms, or if you are having a recurrence, it’s a right time to talk to your doctor.