inflammation inside the eye, primarily in the front of the eye - causes redness, pain, blurred vision and sensitivity to light in most cases
The Condition"...Typically, the eye is not sticky, crusty or producing a discharge..."
An inflammation inside the eye that involves the iris and its structures
Inflammation in the eye which can cause scarring and damage if untreated. Children with JRA are at risk for iritis (which may not cause symptoms) and must have regular slit lamp eye exams by an ophthalmologist.
painful inflammation of the eyes sometimes occurring in IBD.
inflammation of the front portion of the eye that can lead to scarring inside the eye and glaucoma.
The Condition"...Your eye care provider may ask a detailed medical history, and may order a battery of tests including several possible blood tests, a chest X-ray, X-rays of the lower back, and a skin test for tuberculosis..."
The Condition"...Cataracts, glaucoma, corneal changes, and secondary inflammation of the retina may occur as a result of iritis and the medications used to treat the disorder..."
Inflammation of the iris.
The Condition"...Iritis is sometimes confused with conjunctivitis, a much less serious disorder of the clear outer lining of the eye..."
The Condition"...These are called connective tissue diseases and include: rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, lupus, scleroderma, Behcet's disease, anklylosing spondylitis, Reiter's disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and B-27 disease..." Relationship to Ankylosing Spondylitis"The eye is the most common organ affected by ankylosing spondylitis..."