What is Uveitis?

Uveitis is when inflammation occurs in the middle layers of the eye which is called the Uvea. Uveitis can affect anyone at any age but it is still considered a rare inflammatory disease. There are four different types of Uveitis. The first type of Uveitis is Anterior Uveitis which is also known as Iritis. This type of Uveitis affects the front layers of the eyes near the iris. Intermediate Uveitis is also known as Parsplanitis. This layer affects the Ciliary Body where the Retina and the vitreous is located. Posterior Uveitis is when inflammation occurs in the Choroid, Retina and Optic Nerve. The last type of Uveitis is Panuveitis. This last type affects all layers of the eye.


Many common symptoms of uveitis are floaters or spots in the field of vision, red-eye, light sensitivity, headaches, eye pain, and vision loss. Uveitis can progress slowly or fast. If you are currently experiencing any of these symptoms please call your doctor for advice.