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Posterior uveitis is inflammation of the back part of the uvea known as the choroid. The uvea is the middle layer of the eye. Early treatment can improve outcomes.
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This problem may be caused by:
In some people the cause is not known.
Things that may raise the risk of this problem are:
Problems may be:
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done.
Blood tests will be done to look for signs of infection.
Your eyes will be tested. This can be done with:
Any underlying causes will be treated.
The goal of treatment is to ease inflammation. This can be done with medicine. Choices are:
There are no current guidelines to prevent this health problem.
Canadian Association of Optometrists
Canadian Ophthalmological Society
Mandelcorn ED. Infectious causes of posterior uveitis. Can J Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb;48(1):31-39.
Posterior uveitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/posterior-uveitis. Accessed March 23, 2021.
Uveitis. National Eye Institute website. Available at: https://nei.nih.gov/health/uveitis/uveitis. Accessed March 23, 2021.
Last reviewed December 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD Last Updated: 03/23/2021