What is iritis?
Iritis is inflammation of the iris (the colored part of the eye). It is a form of uveitis, and is more correctly termed anterior uveitis. It is a common comorbid condition in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis and other forms of inflammatory arthritis.
Symptoms of iritis
Iritis usually presents as a red, painful eye. Sometimes patients experience blurred vision, and sensitivity to light. The pupil may be constricted. This all sounds pretty minor, but iritis is serious and can be very painful.