Uveitis is a term used to describe a group of inflammatory eye conditions that affect the uvea, the middle layer of the eye
that includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. This inflammation can be caused by various factors, including infections, autoimmune diseases, or trauma. Uveitis can manifest as anterior uveitis (inflammation of the front part of the eye), intermediate uveitis (affecting the ciliary body and vitreous), or posterior uveitis (inflammation of the choroid and retina).
Symptoms of uveitis often include eye pain, redness, light sensitivity, and blurred vision. Timely diagnosis and treatment by an ophthalmologist are crucial to prevent complications and potential vision loss.