uve·​itis | \ ˌyü-vē-ˈī-təs How to pronounce uveitis (audio) \

Definition of uveitis

: inflammation of the uvea

Examples of uveitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Having a rare eye condition called uveitis can also increase the risk for developing secondary cataracts. Harvard Health Letter, chicagotribune.com, "Are you at risk for a secondary cataract?," 7 Nov. 2019 She was diagnosed with uveitis, an inflammation inside the eye. Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, "Start-Up Says It’s Changing Eye Care for the Better. Others See It Differently.," 21 July 2019 Unsurprisingly, uveitis usually affects a part of your eye called the uvea, which is the middle layer that has a lot of blood vessels. Korin Miller, SELF, "9 Health Issues That Can Cause Sensitivity to Light," 5 June 2018 At that time, uveitis was also emerging in West Africa. Denise Grady, New York Times, "Ebola’s Legacy: Children With Cataracts," 19 Oct. 2017 There are about 17,000 Ebola survivors in West Africa, and researchers estimate that 20 percent of them have had a type of severe inflammation inside the eye, uveitis. Denise Grady, New York Times, "Ebola’s Legacy: Children With Cataracts," 19 Oct. 2017 In rare cases, a person can develop an acute infection of the brain called encephalitis, or an infection of the eye called uveitis, which can cause blindness. Korin Miller, SELF, "WTF Is Shingles, Actually?," 17 July 2017

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First Known Use of uveitis

circa 1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uveitis

New Latin

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“Uveitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uveitis. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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uve·​itis | \ ˌyü-vē-ˈīt-əs How to pronounce uveitis (audio) \
plural uveitides\ -​ˈit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce uveitides (audio) \

Medical Definition of uveitis

: inflammation of the uvea

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