What are the different types of uveitis?

What are the types of uveitis?

  • Anterior uveitis affects the iris at the front of the eye.
  • Intermediate uveitis affects the ciliary body and the vitreous (gel-like fluid that fills the eye).
  • Posterior uveitis affects the retina and the choroid at the back of the eye.

What is the most common type of uveitis?

Anterior uveitis affects the inside of the front of your eye (between the cornea and the iris) and the ciliary body. It is also called iritis and is the most common type of uveitis.

Which type of uveitis is more severe?

Posterior: The least common form, posterior uveitis affects the inner part of the eye. It is often also the most severe. It can affect the retina, optic nerve and choroid.

How can you tell the difference between anterior and posterior uveitis?

While anterior uveitis often causes eye pain and redness, light sensitivity and blurred vision, the symptoms of posterior uveitis are more subtle. Uveitis can lead to other complications including glaucoma, cataracts or retinal detachment.

What are the stages of uveitis?

VKH presents in four stages: prodromal, acute uveitic, convalescent and chronic recurrent. The prodromal phase is marked by flu-like symptoms. The acute uveitic stage presents as a diffuse, bilateral, granulomatous anterior uveitis.

What is sarcoid uveitis?

Uveitis is a frequent (20-50%) and early feature of sarcoidosis. Typical sarcoid uveitis presents with mutton-fat keratic precipitates, iris nodules, and anterior and posterior synechiae. Posterior involvement includes vitreitis, vasculitis, and choroidal lesions.

What autoimmune disease is uveitis?

Autoimmune conditions known to cause uveitis include: ankylosing spondylitis – a condition where the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed. reactive arthritis – a condition that causes inflammation in various areas of the body.

What is difference between iritis and uveitis?

Iritis (i-RYE-tis) is swelling and irritation (inflammation) in the colored ring around your eye’s pupil (iris). Another name for iritis is anterior uveitis. The uvea is the middle layer of the eye between the retina and the white part of the eye. The iris is located in the front portion (anterior) of the uvea.

Why is my immune system attacking my eyes?

Neuromyelitis optica is an autoimmune disorder that affects the nerves of the eyes and the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord. Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system malfunctions and attacks the body’s own tissues and organs.