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4055 Iritis



Iritis is an inflammation that affects a part of the eye called the iris. The iris is the colored ring of tissue surrounding the pupil. Iritis causes varying degrees of redness of the eye often with considerable pain, sensitivity to light, tearing and blurred vision.

The cause of Iritis is unknown but doctors suggest that it could be an infection of the eye or due to inflammation from trauma may cause Iritis. Sometimes, Iritis may also be a complication of many diseases such as, tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

The symptoms of Iritis include:

• Red, painful eye(s)

• Blurred vision and sensitivity to light

• Pupil of the eye may be smaller than that of the healthy eye

• Discomfort in the affected area

• Floating spots in your vision

One's risk of developing Iritis increases if you:

• Develop an STI because infections such as HIV and Syphilis are linked with Iritis

• Having a compromised immune system or autoimmune disorder

• Having a specific genetic alternation  

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