Eye floaters and uveitis

Eye floaters and uveitis

eye floaters are commonly seen in eyes with uveitits. If an eye has uveitis there is inflamation in the uveal tract. The uveal tract is made up of the choroid, the cilliary body and the iris. The most common form of uveitis is anterior uveitis, this used to be called Iritis. During an inflammatory episide there are white blood cells floating around in the front part of the eye, in the anterior chamber. These white blood cells in the front of the eye cast a shaddow on the retina. This shaddow is seen as floaters.

So eye floaters can be an indication of uveitis which is a serios eye complaint and needs to be assessed as soon as possible. A MECS Optometrist is a perfect port of call.

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