Uveitis Introduction

Uveitis can occur alone, but is commonly the presenting feature of a systemic disease due to both infectious and noninfectious etiologies. It can be acute, recurrent, and chronic. Chronic uveitis in particular has a high incidence of vision-threatening complications (1). Approximately 10% of patients over 65 years of age with uveitis develop blindness. The number of people with blindness from uveitis is similar to that from diabetic retinopathy, despite the fact that uveitis is 250 times less common than diabetic retinopathy.

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