Characterisation of Uveitis and disease progression

Characterisation of Uveitis and disease progression

Uveitis can affect one or both eyes, and can be categorised into the following types, depending on what part or parts of the eye are affected by inflammation:

1. Anterior uveitis: inflammation affects the front of the eye, including the iris (iritis) or iris and the ciliary body (iridocyclitis); anterior uveitis is the most common form of uveitis and most frequently occurs in younger and middle-aged people

2. Intermediate uveitis: affects the middle of the eye, in the area localised to the vitreous; intermediate uveitis most commonly affects young adults.

3. Posterior uveitis (also known as choroiditis): affects the area at the back of the uvea known as the choroid, and the retina may also be affected; posterior uveitis is the least common form of uveitis

4. Panuveitis: is the term used to describe when the inflammation affects all three layers of the uveal tract

Anterior uveitis is the most common type in the diabetic population.[10, 13]