Uveitis

  • Alternative Names

    Iritis; Pars planitis; Choroiditis; Chorioretinitis; Anterior uveitis; Posterior uveitis


    Symptoms

    Uveitis can affect one or both eyes. Symptoms may develop rapidly and can include:

    • Blurred vision
    • Dark, floating spots in the vision
    • Eye pain
    • Redness of the eye
    • Sensitivity to light

    Signs and tests

    A complete medical history and eye examination should be performed. Laboratory tests may be done to rule out infection or an autoimmune disorder.

    Persons over age 25 with pars planitis should have an MRI of their brain and spine to rule out multiple sclerosis.