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[uvea + -itis]
A nonspecific term for any intraocular inflammatory disorder. The uveal tract structures (iris, ciliary body, and choroid) are usually involved, but other nonuveal parts of the eye, including the retina and cornea, may be involved.
SYN: SEE: vitritis
Corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive agents, including cyclosporine, are used in treating some causes of uveitis, but their use may make some types of uveitus worse.
Short-acting cycloplegic agents such as hematropine, scopolamine, or cyclopentolate are used during therapy to prevent inflammatory adhesions (posterior synechiae) between the iris and lens.