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Swelling or inflammation of the uvea, which is the middle layer of the eye that supplies blood to the retina, is called uveitis. Either infectious or non-infectious conditions can cause it. It is also associated with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, etc. The other causes are AIDS, herpes, syphilis, bruising, injury, and tuberculosis. The symptoms seen in uveitis are redness in the eye, pain, eye floaters, light sensitivity, and blurred vision. The types of uveitis are anterior uveitis, intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, and panuveitis. Untreated uveitis can lead to cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and loss of vision.
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