uveo-, uve- +

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

anterior uveitis (s) (noun), anterior uveitides (pl)
Inflammation of the urea involving the structures of the iris and/or ciliary body, including iritis, cyclitis, and iridocyclitis: Jane's ophthalmologist told her to use steroid eye drops as the initial treatment of anterior uveitis.
granulomatous uveitis (s) (noun), granulomatous uveitides (pl)
A nodular, chronic inflammation of the choroid, ciliary body, or iris: Granulomatous uveitis is usually caused by the presence of micro-organisms.

Granulomatous uveitis, or posterior uveitis, is characterized by the watering of the eyes which in turn causes impaired vision.

phacoanaphylactic uveitis, lens-induced uveitis (s) (noun), phacoanaphylactic uveitides, lens-induced uveitides (pl)
Intraocular inflammation: Phacoanaphylactic uveitis can occur after an extracapsular cataract extraction, which is believed to be an immune reaction to the patient's liberated lenticular proteins.
phacogenic uveitis (s) (noun), phacogenic uveitides (pl)
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): Phacogenic uveitis is thought to be an autoimmune disorder with the production of autoantibodies causing a break in the lens capsule.
phacotoxic uveitis (s) (noun), phacotoxic uveitides (pl)
An extremely rare lens-induced uveitis: Phacotoxic uveitis, which is an inflammation of part or all of the uvea, is a low-grade reaction to the lens protein, and not a separate disease entity.
sympathetic uveitis (s) (noun), sympathetic uveitides (pl)
A severe, bilateral uveitis that starts as an inflammation of the uveal tract of one eye: Sympathetic uveitis can result from a puncture wound.

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

uvea (s) (noun), uveas (pl)
Part of the eye, consisting collectively of the iris, the choroid of the eye, and the ciliary body: In Rob's biology book, there was a diagram of the urea which was the middle of the three concentric layers involved in the eye.

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 (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the uvea, or the middle layer, of the eye: A uveal tumor can occur from melanocytes which are present within the iris.

Some of those who have overcome an Ebola disease have had eye problems, most commonly a swelling and inflammation of the uveal layer of the eye.

uveitic (adjective) (not comparable)
Marked by, or referring to, inflammation of the uvea; uveitis: A swelling and inflammation of the middle part of the eye can be caused by uveitic glaucoma.
uveitis (s) (noun), uveitides (pl)
1. An inflammation of part or all of the uvea: Uveitis commonly involves the other tunics of the eye, like the sclera, cornea, and retina. However nonuveal parts of the eye, including the retina and cornea, may also be concerned.
2. A nonspecific or general 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 in uveitis, 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 (s) (noun) (no pl)
Simultaneous inflammation of the uveal tract and the cerebral meningeal linings: Uveomeningitis is also termed as a "Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease" which is distinguished by a bilateral diffuse uveitis.

Uveomeningitis is an ailment which shows lesions of the uvea and involves a meningeal inflammation.

uveoparotid fever (s) (noun), uveoparotid fevers (pl)
Chronic inflammation of the parotid gland and uvea: Uveoparotid fever is marked by a low-grade temperature, lassitude, and bilateral iridocyclitis, and sometimes associated with sarcoidosis.
uveoparotitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Inflammation of the parotid gland and uveitis: Ucwoparotitis is distinguished by a low grade temperature, by parotitis, which progresses to swelling and enlargement of the parotid glands, and uveitis, which causes the eye to become red, creates pain, and the vision becomes blurred. Besides this, a weakness of the facial muscles might occur and can affect the seventh cranial nerve.
uveoplasty (s) (noun), uveoplasties (pl)
A surgical operation to repair the uvea: While Jack was in hospital following the car accident, uveoplasty was necessary to reconstruct and restore the function of his right eye as much as possible.
uveoscleritis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Inflammation of the sclera: Uveoscileritis is an ailment in which an infection has spread from the uvea into the tough white outer coat covering the eyeball.

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-.