Inflammation of the uvea, which may seriously affect vision. Uveitis may affect any part of the uvea, including the iris (when it is called iritis), the 0 (when it is known as cyclitis), or the choroid (when it is called choroiditis). The most common cause is an autoimmune disorder. Other causes include infections such as tuberculosis and syphilis. Treatment is with corticosteroid drugs and eye-drops containing an atropine -related substance. The inflammation is monitored with a slit-lamp. Various other drugs may be prescribed if the cause is an infection.


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