Iritis

Iritis

About Iritis

Iritis is a form of anterior uveitis and refers to the inflammation of the iris of the eye. There are two main types of iritis: acute and chronic. They differ in numerous ways. Acute iritis is a type of iritis that can heal independently within a few weeks. If treatment is provided, acute iritis improves quickly. Chronic iritis can exist for months or years before recovery occurs. Chronic iritis does not respond to treatment as well as acute iritis does. Chronic iritis is also accompanied by a higher risk of serious visual impairment. Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disorders: Infections: Cancers: Iritis is usually secondary to some other systemic condition, but can be the only apparent somatic symptom. Complications of iritis may include the following: