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Uveitis is the inflammation of eye. It may affect the front (anterior uveitis), middle (intermediate uveitis), or the back (posterior uveitis) of the eye.

The most common causes of uveitis include Sarcoidosis, Syphyllis, Tuberculosis, and Inflammatory joint diseases (eg. Reiter's and Behcets Syndromes). In more than half the cases, however, an underlying etiology is not found.

Symptoms of uveitis may include: reduced vision, red eyes, eye pain, and sensitivity to light. Oral therapies include antibiotics, steroids, or chemotherapy. Topical therapyusually involvessteroid and dilating eye drops.

The type of treatment used depends on the level and severity of uveitis and is determined by your physician.
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