Symptoms of Uveitis
The signs and symptoms of uveitis can appear gradually or suddenly. They include:
Spots (“floaters” or myodesopsia), “flies” or “spiderwebs” floating around in the field of vision
Altered pupil size or shape
- Acute anterior uveitis is characterised by red eye (ocular hyperaemia), pain and sensitivity to light (photophobia). It is not usually accompanied by a significant reduction in visual acuity, but individuals may suffer blurred vision.
- Chronic anterior uveitis can, however, course with minimal symptoms, even without red eye and pain, and may only become evident in routine examinations or due to complications.
- Intermediate and posterior uveitis can produce blurred vision, reduced visual acuity, floaters (myodesopsia) and, occasionally, photophobia, but normally courses without pain and red eye.
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