Uveitis is a term that describes a group of inflammatory diseases in the uvea, which is made up of the iris, ciliary body and choroid. This inflammatory process produces swelling and can destroy eye tissue. This disease can also effect the lens, retina, optic nerve, and vitreous. This disease in any of the eye anatomy can reduce vision or lead to severe vision loss. Uveitis may originate in the eye or it may be part of an inflammatory disease that is affecting other parts of the body.
What Causes Uveitis?
- An attack from the body’s own immune system (autoimmunity)
- Viral Infections or tumors
- Fungal infection
- Injury to the eye
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