Uveitis is a general term determining a group of provocative diseases affecting the eyes that can lead to marginally decreased vision or serious vision loss if not appropriately treated. While uveitis may happen at any age, working-aged people between 20 – 50 years of age are affected most frequently.
The term "uveitis" is utilized because the disorder frequently affects a part of the eye called the uvea (i.e. iris, ciliary body and choroid). Nevertheless, uveitis is not limited to the uvea. These disorders may also influence the retina, optic nerve, focal lens, and vitreous, leading to decreased vision or blindness if not detected and treated.
Uveitis might be confined just to the eye or may happen as a major aspect of systemic provocative disorders influencing different parts of the body. Uveitis can keep going for a short (acute) or a long (chronic) time. The most serious types of uveitis may repeat ordinarily during a patient's lifetime yet with proper treatment, repeats can be limited or eliminated altogether.
Uveitis can affect one or both eyes. Symptoms may develop rapidly and can include:Who is suffering from eye pain, serious light affectability, and any change in vision, so he should take the appointment for an ophthalmology examination?