CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE

Laser Vision Specialists serving Toms River, Brick, Barnegat & Manalapan Township, New Jersey

“Uveitis” is inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, called the “uvea,” which includes the iris (the colored portion of the eye); the ciliary body (which produces fluid, aqueous humor, inside the eye); and the choroid (which provides nutrition to the retina). While the most common type of uveitis involves inflammation of the iris called “iritis” (anterior uveitis), there are many types of uveitis, each of which is classified by where the inflammation occurs in the eye. Causes of this eye inflammation often remain unknown and often occur in healthy people. In other cases, an underlying autoimmune disorder or infection may be the cause. Symptoms, which include blurred vision, floaters, and eye pain, warrant an immediate eye exam.   

P.S. If left untreated, severe cases of uveitis can potentially lead to cataracts, fluid in the retina, glaucoma, retinal detachment, or vision loss.