uveo-, uve- +

(Latin: grapelike; the uvea, the [grapelike] surface of the iris of the eye)

anterior uveitis
Involving the structures of the iris and/or ciliary body, including iritis, cyclitis, and iridocyclitis.
granulomatous uveitis
A nodular, chronic inflammation of the choroid, ciliary body, or iris.

It is usually caused by the presence of micro-organisms.

phacoanaphylactic uveitis, lens-induced uveitis
Intraocular inflammation occurring after extracapsular cataract extraction; which is believed to be an immune reaction to the patient's liberated lenticular proteins.
phacogenic uveitis
Uveitis (inflammation of part or all of the uvea, the posterior pigmented layer of the iris) secondary to hypermature cataract (cataract in which the lens cortex becomes liquid).
phacotoxic uveitis
An extremely rare lens-induced uveitis (inflammation of part or all of the uvea) that is a low-grade reaction to lens protein, and not a separate disease entity.
sympathetic uveitis
Severe, bilateral uveitis that starts as inflammation of the uveal tract of one eye resulting from a puncture wound.

The injured eye is termed the "exciting eye". If the affected eye is not removed within ten days of the accident that caused the wound, blindness will occur.

uvea
Part of the eye, consisting collectively of the iris, the choroid of the eye, and the ciliary body.

The iris is the circular, colored curtain of the eye that surrounds the pupil.

The choroid of the eye is the thin vascular middle layer of the eye that is situated between the sclera (the white of the eye) and the retina (the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye, senses light, and creates impulses that travel through the optic nerve to the brain).

The ciliary body is the body of tissue that connects the iris with the choroid and includes a group of muscles which act on the lens of the eye to change its shape.

The word uvea comes from the Latin word uva for "grape". One suggested idea behind this strange relationship to the eye was that, if the stem is removed from a grape, the hole looks like the pupil of the eye and the grape resembles the eyeball.

uveal, uveous
Pertaining to the uvea, or the middle layer, of the eye.
uveitic
Marked by, or referring to, inflammation of the uvea; uveitis.
uveitis
1. An inflammation of part or all of the uvea, commonly involving the other tunics of the eye (sclera, cornea, and retina); however, nonuveal parts of the eye, including the retina and cornea, may also be involved.
2. A nonspecific term for any intraocular inflammatory disorder or any part of the uveal tract.

The uveal tract structures (iris, ciliary body, and choroid) are usually involved, but other nonuveal parts of the eye, including the retina and cornea, may also be involved.

Uveitis that is not associated with known infections, or that is associated with diseases of unknown cause, is termed endogenous uveitis. This is thought to be due to an autoimmune phenomenon.

The patient may experience varying degrees of discomfor or pain, with or without blurring of vision.

In many cases a cause is never found; however, some known associations include various types of arthritis, some bowel diseases, virus illnesses, tuberculosis, syphilis, parasites, and fungi.

uveomeningitis
Simultaneous inflammation of the uveal tract and the cerebral meningeal linings.
uveoparotid fever
Chronic inflammation of the parotid gland and uvea marked by low-grade fever, lassitude, and bilateral iridocyclitis and sometimes associated with sarcoidosis.
uveoparotitis
Inflammation of the parotid gland and uveitis.
uveoplasty
A surgical operation to repair the uvea.
uveoscleritis
Inflammation of the sclera (tough white outer coat over the eyeball) in which the infection has spread from the uvea.

Related references to "eye" or "eye part" word families: blepharo-; core-; corneo-; eye, eyes; irido-; lenti-, lens-; lenticulo-; ocelli-; oculo-; op-, -optic; ophthalmo-; phaco-; pupillo-; retino-.

Cross references of word families that are derived directly, or indirectly, from: "grape, grapes": acin-; racem-; staphyl-; uvul-.