Uveitis and Iritis is an inflammation of any part of the uvea. The eye has three different layers of tissue: the protective outer layer called the sclera, the middle layer called the uvea, and the inner layer called the retina. The iris, ciliary body and choroid form the uvea. Sometimes, uveitis affects other areas of the eye, for example, the retina, optic nerve or the lens.
This leaflet is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your ophthalmologist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your ophthalmologist.