sympathetic uveitis


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uveitis

 [u″ve-i´tis]
an inflammation of part or all of the middle (vascular) tunic of the eye, the uvea. The term also includes inflammation that involves the other tunics (the sclera and cornea, and the retina). adj., uveit´ic.
heterochromic uveitis heterochromic iridocyclitis.
sympathetic uveitis sympathetic ophthalmia.

sym·pa·thet·ic u·ve·i·tis

a bilateral inflammation of the uveal tract caused by a perforating wound of one eye that injures the uvea.

sym·pa·thet·ic u·ve·i·tis

(sim'pă-thet'ik yū'vē-ī'tis)
A bilateral inflammation of the vascular layer of the eyeball caused by a perforating wound of one eye that injures the uvea, exposing it to the immune system.