Intermediate uveitis

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Synonyms: IU

A rare ophthalmic disorder characterized by intraocular inflammation primarily localized to the vitreous and peripheral retina. It incorporates pars planitis posterior cyclitis and hyalitis. Patients present with painless floaters decreased or blurred vision less frequently with pain redness and photophobia. On examination snow banking vitreous snowballs peripheral retinal vascular sheathing vitreous cells and vitreous haze can be seen. Complications include epiretinal membrane formation cataract formation cystoid macular edema or band keratopathy among others. The condition may be idiopathic or occur in the context of infectious or systemic diseases.

Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview. Reference: Access aggregated data from Orphanet at Orphadata. Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version June 2024

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