Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Inflammation of the iris of the eye.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, inflammation of the iris of the eye. Also iriditis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) An inflammation of the iris of the eye.

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  • noun pathology An inflammation of the iris.

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  • noun inflammation of the iris

Etymologies

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

[ir(is) + –itis.]

Examples

  • When the iris of the eye becomes infected and inflamed, a painful condition called iritis can develop.

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  • Apparently if one's pupil is irregularly shaped it could be due to simply just a genetic variation (which is normal) or more serious things such as iritis, multiple sclerosis, coloboma, previous cataract surgery, and/or neurosyphilis.

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  • Often called "iritis," this condition tends to occur along with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

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  • Often called "iritis," this condition tends to occur along with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

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  • “She was well on the road to recovery when suddenly she developed iritis inflammation of the iris in both eyes and had to remain several weeks in a dimly lit room,” May-ling wrote Emma.

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  • A thyroid imbalance affecting the middle skin layers can show up as arthritis, bursitis, neuritis, iritis and other chronic “itis” diseases.

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  • Steroid eye-drops at the first signs of iritis can prevent blindness.

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  • It may affect the eyes, causing iritis and blindness. iritis

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  • Danger: This may lead to iritis or loss of vision unless treated early.

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  • A sore, red eye could be a sign of any number of problems, including conjunctivitis eye infection; episcleritis, an inflammation of the outer layers of the sclera, the white of the eye; or iritis, inflammation of an inner chamber of the eye that can occur in lupus patients.

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