Uveitis is an inflammation of the uvea. The uvea is the part of the eye that contains a lot of blood vessels that carry blood to and from the eye. Uveitis can develop suddenly with symptoms of red painful eyes or can present with painless blurring of the vision.

Causes of Uveitis

  • A Virus such as shingles or herpes simplex
  • Infection with histoplasmosis or toxoplasmosis
  • Eye Injuries
  • Some Systemic Diseases

Symptoms of Uveitis

  • Light Sensitivity
  • Blurry Vision
  • Pain
  • Floaters
  • Red eyes

If you think you may be experiencing uveitis, please call and set up an appointment with our emergency eye disease services.

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