A condition in which the iris becomes inflamed. It can be caused by an injury to the eye, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter's syndrome, syphillis or herpes zoster; often, there is no explanation. Some complications of this condition can be vision-threatening and include cataracts, macular edema and glaucoma. If untreated, blindness can occur in one or both eyes. Some complications of this condition can be vision-threatening and include cataracts, macular edema and glaucoma.
Add'l keywords/misspellings:eyeritis irtis
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