uve·​itis ˌyü-vē-ˈī-təs How to pronounce uveitis (audio)
: inflammation of the uvea

Examples of uveitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, these specks in the field of vision, which may appear as cobwebs, spots, squiggly lines, or threads, can sometimes be caused by other severe eye conditions, such as retinal detachment, uveitis, or vitreous detachment. Cassie Shortsleeve, Health, 30 Mar. 2024 She was diagnosed with uveitis and sarcoidosis of the eye – which includes blurred vision, photophobia, floaters, redness and pain — in 1999. Journal Sentinel, 27 Oct. 2022 The ocular damage and blindness are a result of lagopthalmos, in which the eyelids are unable to close completely, or recurrent uveitis (eye) infections. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 9 Dec. 2011 With laopthalmos, the inability to close the eyelids exposes the eye to significant dryness leading to corneal abrasions, glaucoma, uveitis and blindness. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 9 Dec. 2011 Wagner helped Endo make history by preparing the horse for vision loss after learning the animal had equine recurrent uveitis. Melissa Montoya, Peoplemag, 14 Dec. 2022 Equine recurrent uveitis is the leading cause of blindness in horses, according to the UC Davis Center for Equine Health. Erin Pflaumer, CBS News, 14 Dec. 2022 Soon, Moriber would find herself at Mount Sinai's New York Eye and Ear Infirmary being diagnosed with uveitis pars planitis, a rare eye disease that would require high doses of chemotherapeutics and steroids to treat. Tricia Despres, PEOPLE.com, 12 Oct. 2021 What followed was a series of medical examinations and doctor visits and a diagnosis of uveitis, a form of eye inflammation that affects the middle layer of tissues in the eye wall, or uvea. Thomas Farragher, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Feb. 2021

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uveitis was circa 1848

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“Uveitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uveitis. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


uve·​itis ˌyü-vē-ˈīt-əs How to pronounce uveitis (audio)
plural uveitides -ˈit-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce uveitis (audio)
: inflammation of the uvea

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