CITY CONDITIONS UPDATE: The Wills Eye Hospital building, staff, and patients have been safe during the protests in the City. We will continue to monitor the situation. Friday care will proceed as scheduled at 840 Walnut Street unless conditions change. Please contact your physician if you are unable to keep your appointment.

Anterior Uveitis (Iritis)

Uveitis refers to inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. The iris (or colored part of the eye) is the front portion of this layer, and when it becomes inflamed patients develop "iritis", or anterior uveitis. The main symptom of iritis is usually light sensitivity, but patients may also notice blurring, dull and achy pains, and redness. There are many causes of iritis including trauma, infections such as Shingles or Herpes, and auto-immune disorders.

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