The word “uveitis” is used to describe swelling affecting the part of your eye called the uvea.
What is UVEA?
The uvea is the middle layer between the white part of – called the sclera – and the inner layer (retina) of the eye.
Uvea contains three important structures:
- The iris: That’s the coloured circle at the front of your eye.
- The ciliary body: Its job is to help your lens focus and keep it healthy.
- The choroid: This is a group of blood vessels that give your retina the nutrients it needs.
What is uveitis?
Any inflammation of the uvea is called uveitis.
What are the causes of uveitis?
The three main causes of uveitis are
- Rheumatological disorders
What are the symptoms of uveitis?
- Pain on looking at light
- Decreased vision