Uveitis is an inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye between the white part and the retina. Many blood vessels that nourish the eye are found in the uvea. The uvea includes the iris, and inflammation of the iris is the most common type of uveitis. Inflammation of the iris is called iritis or anterior uveitis.

Inflammation of the uvea can lead to loss of vision. Getting an early diagnosis and quick treatment can help ensure you do not have permanent vision loss. You should always get conventional medical treatment for uveitis to avoid complications.

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Review Date: 1/5/2015  

Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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