Uveoparotitis

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled diagram of the structure of the retina

Uveoparotitis is a word that refers to inflammation of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid components of the human eye.

The word uveoparotitis is relatively easy to interpret because the regions of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid are known collectively as the uvea - and the suffix -itis usually indicates "inflammation" of the preceding anatomical part of the body, in this case the uvea.

However, uveoparotitis also involves swelling of the parotid salivary gland.

One of the reasons that diagnosis of this condition is important is that it is one of the manifestations of another chronic disease, which is called sarcoidosis or 'Boeck's disease' from which complete recovery is possible.

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).

Other related pages include

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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