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.

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