Painful red eye

Spring 2016 GP Newsletter


The uveal tract is the pigmented middle coat of the eye, consisting of the iris, ciliary body and choroid. Uveitis is the inflammation of any part of the uveal tract, and panuveitis refers to inflammation of all three areas.

The uvea (iris, ciliary body, choroid)

Figure 1 – The uvea (iris, ciliary body, choroid)

Anterior uveitis (iritis) accounts for the vast majority of uveitis seen in primary care. It usually, but not always, affects only one eye. Read Moreā€¦