Iritis

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled diagram of the structure of the retina

The term iritis refers to inflammation of the iris of the eye.

(The suffix -itis usually indicates "inflammation" of the preceding anatomical part of the body, in this case the iris.)


That iritis is a form of uveitis - a term that refers to inflammation of any part of the uveal tract of the eye, i.e. the iris, ciliary body, and / or the choroid.

Conventional treatment of iritis might involve the use of pharmaceutical drugs or combinations of drugs selected to ease inflammation, reduce discomfort, and (if a specific cause can be identified and addressed) to treat the cause of the inflammation. Medication may be applied in the form of drops, tablets, injections, or a combination of these.

More about Ophthalmology:

This section includes short definitions of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).

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For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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