The uvea is the middle layer. It’s right between the white part of – called the sclera – and the inner layers eye.
Uvea contains three important structures:
The iris: That’s the colored circle at the front of your eye.
The choroid: This is a group of blood vessels that give your retina the nutrients it needs.
It causes severe pain as uvea is one of the most vascular structure of the eye, and defective vision.
Causes & Symptoms
Any contact with toxic substance
Auto immune disease affected individual.
Blurry or lessened vision and sensitivity to light
Floaters, those tiny dots or specks in your vision
When to see a doctor?
If the above mentioned symptoms in a patient are triggered, immediately he should report to an ophthalmologist.
Medical management of patients with uveitis involves continuous monitoring/control of their ocular inflammation which may require systemic treatment with drugs such as steroids and immune-suppressives. It also needs close monitoring of the systemic disease in conjunction with the physicians. Management of uveitis with complicated cataract is the specialized surgery performed exclusively by this department
Uveitis with complicated cataract, uveitis with glaucoma and uveitis with vitreoretinal complications are handled in close cooperation with specialized consultants in the respective fields.
Points to Remember
This is to be kept in mind that uveitis is a recurrent condition. Therefore, it requires a prolonged and regular follow up with doctor.