Definitions for uveitisˌyu viˈaɪ tɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
u•ve•i•tisˌyu viˈaɪ tɪs(n.)
inflammation of the uvea.
Origin of uveitis:
inflammation of the uvea of the eye
Inflammation of the middle layer of the eye- the uvea.
Uveitis is, broadly, inflammation of the uvea. The uvea consists of the middle, pigmented, vascular structures of the eye and includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. Uveitis requires an urgent referral and thorough examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist—and urgent treatment to control the inflammation.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Inflammation of part or all of the uvea, the middle (vascular) tunic of the eye, and commonly involving the other tunics (sclera and cornea, and the retina). (Dorland, 27th ed)
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