Uveitis Anatomy of the Eye 600×439

Uveitis Anatomy of the Eye 600x439

Uveitis of the eye is inflammation inside the eye, specifically affecting one or more of the three parts of the eye that make up the uvea.

The uvea consists of the iris, the ciliary body and the choroid. Problems associated with uveitis are relatively under-appreciated by the general population and ophthalmologists alike. Few people realize, for example, that the third leading cause of blindness in this country is uveitis.