Uveitis, strictly defined, represents inflammation of the uveal tract, which includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. However, the term uveitis, as used by clinicians, is more commonly an all-encompassing term for inflammation anywhere within the eye. To illustrate this point, ocular toxoplasmosis, the most common cause of posterior “uveitis” in North America, is actually a primary “retinitis” and therefore would not be considered a true uveitis. Scleritis, a disease commonly managed by uveitis specialists, is technically not a uveitis, as the sclera is not a uveal tract component.
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