Anterior Uveitis

(Uveitis; Iritis; Iridocyclitis)


Anterior uveitis is inflammation of the front segment of the uvea. The uvea is the middle layer of the eye. Anterior uveitis affects the iris and ciliary body. It is a potentially serious condition. It requires care from your doctor to prevent vision loss.
Normal Anatomy of the Eye
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In most cases, the cause of anterior uveitis is unknown. However in some, it may be caused by trauma or an infection. Infections associated with anterior uveitis include:

Risk Factors

Anterior uveitis may be more likely to occur in people with other health problems and autoimmune disorders, such as


Anterior uveitis may cause:
  • Red, sore, and watering eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Pupil that is small or irregular in shape
Symptoms of Uveitis—Red, Sore, Watering Eyes
Eye Inflammation
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