What is uveitis?
Uveitis, or internal eye inflammation, can present as a large variety of clinical signs and can result from a variety of eye diseases. It usually involves a bloodshot eye (red eye), light sensitivity, and a change in vision.
What causes uveitis?
Causes of uveitis include eye diseases like severe trauma, corneal ulcers, cataracts, or cancer in the eye. Uveitis can also be a sign of a systemic disease including a variety of infectious, inflammatory, immune-mediated, metabolic disease and cancer.
How is uveitis diagnosed?
Depending on the eye exam, further diagnostic tests may be necessary to identify the underlying cause of the uveitis. This can include blood tests and imaging studies of the body (x-rays, ultrasound, etc).
How is uveitis treated?
Treatment is specific to the underlying cause and each patient, and the outcome is extremely variable for each animal.