Posterior Uveitis

(Chorioretinitis; Choroiditis; Retinitis; Retinal Vasculitis; Vitritis)

Definition

Posterior uveitis is inflammation of the back segment of the uvea. The uvea is the middle layer of the eye. Posterior uveitis affects the retina and choroid, which are layers found in the back of the eye. The retina has the rods and cones that allow you to see.It is a potentially serious condition. It requires care from your doctor to prevent vision loss.
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Causes

Posterior uveitis may be caused by infection or by autoimmune disorders. It may also appear as a result of an infection in the past.

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your chance of posterior uveitis include:

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