Uveitis refers generally to a range of conditions that cause inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, the Uvea, and surrounding tissues. The Uvea consists of the middle layer of pigmented vascular structures of the eye and includes the Iris, Ciliary Body, and Choroid.

Uveitis could be an ophthalmic emergency and requiring a thorough examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist and urgent treatment to control the inflammation.  Uveitis could be painful, one eye or both may be red, and vision may be cloudy.  It is often associated with other ocular problems.