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Definition of Uveitis

Uveitis: Inflammation of the uvea. Uveitis is a serious form of eye inflammation and requires aggressive treatment with medications to reduce the inflammation that can permanently impair vision. Uveitis can occur by itself or as a feature of an underlying disease, such as Behcet's disease, sarcoidosis, and others.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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