Uveitis denotes inflammation of the uveal tract: the iris, ciliary body and choroid. Anterior uveitis is also known as iritis of iridocyclitis and affects the anterior chamber. Posterior uveitis is also known as chorioretinitis. Those conditions may be associated with systemic disease or infection.
Ref: Cecil Textbook of Medicine.
|Infectious causes||Systemic illnesses|
|Anterior uveitis (iridocyclitis)||Herpes zoster, zoster Hansen’s disease||Ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter’s syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis|
|Posterior uveitis (chorioretinitis)||Toxoplasmosis, is, Toxacariasis Histoplasmosis, Measles|
|Both anterior and posterior||Syphilis, Coccidioidomycosis, Onchocerciasis, Brucellosis||Sarcoid, Behçet’s syndrome Inflammatory bowel disease|
These conditions should be kept in mind when dealing with a case of uveitis, particularly if the condition is recurrent.
An applicant who first apply with a history or uveitis should provide.
An applicant who presents with a history of iritis may be assessed as having a condition that is not of aeromedical significance if: