Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of the uvea.

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  • n. Inflammation of the middle layer of the eye- the uvea.

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  • n. inflammation of the uvea of the eye

Etymologies

uve(a) + -itis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • EyeGate Pharma's immediate initiatives address the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as uveitis, which is responsible for an estimated 10 to 15 percent of all cases of blindness in the United States.

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  • When I went to an eye specialist for a follow-up appointment, he explained that I had developed a condition called uveitis, which is a swelling and irritation of the middle part of my eye.

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  • Just a year later, her parents got more disturbing news about Julia: Doctors diagnosed a condition called uveitis, which causes an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye.

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  • Rendered completely blind two years ago by an uncommon eye disease known as uveitis, the 36-year-old single mother of two underwent a two-hour risky, but successful surgery on her left eye two weeks ago, regaining her sight just in time to see her two-year-old daughter Aniahya's face light up for Christmas for the first time.

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  • Rivera's blindness was the cause of an eye disorder known as uveitis, which, if left untreated, can lead to blindness.

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  • The technology's potentially broad applicability in treating numerous eye diseases such as uveitis, dry eye, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, is supplemented by its many notable benefits over standard modes of treatment.

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  • As more clues were unveiled — blurred vision, family history of arthritis, Connecticut residence — Watson's suggested diagnoses evolved from uveitis to Behcet's disease to Lyme disease.

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  • I diagnosed a recurrence of uveitis, an inflammation inside the eyes, and treated him with eye drops.

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  • The two treatable conditions - glaucoma and uveitis (inflammation of the eye tissue) - are under control, and the long list of untreatable conditions are stable for now.

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  • We've been treating Buster for two chronic eye conditions, glaucoma and uveitis, for about 15 months.

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