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Types of Uveitis

December 26, 2011  by: Dr. Simran Kaur  Points: 8   Category: Health  Earning $0.15   Views: 540

Uveitis is the inflammation of the uveal tissue only. Uveitis is of many types.


Uveitis is the inflammation of the uveal tissue only. Uveitis is of many types. The main types of uveitis are as follows-

1. Infective uveitis.

2. Allergic uveitis.

3. Toxic uveitis.

4. Traumatic uveitis.

5. Uveitis associated with non-infective systemic diseases.

6. Idiopathic uveitis.

1. Infective uveitis - is the inflammation of uveal tissue is caused by-

a) Exogenous infection from penetrating injuries, perforation of corneal ulcer and post surgery.

b) Secondary infection from neighboring organs.

c) Endogenous infection.

2. Allergic uveitis
- is caused by microbial infection from different micro-organisms. Allergic uveitis is further divided into following subtypes-

. Anaphylactic uveitis.

. Atopic uveitis occurs due to airborne allergens and inhalants.

. Autoimmune uveitis found with autoimmune disorders.

3. Toxic uveitis
- is caused by endotoxins, endocular toxins, and exogenous toxins.

4. Traumatic uveitis
- seen in accidental or operative injuries to uveal tissues.

5. Uveitis is sometimes seen associated with non-infective systemic diseases.

6. Idiopathic uveitis.


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