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Greek for grape due to its appearance when dissected. Three components are iris, ciliary body and choroid.

Uvea (synonymous with vascular tunic lay of globe)

2

breakdown(inflammation) of the blood ocular barrier.

Uveitis

3

inflammation of the iris and ciliary body. Otherwise known as 'iridocyclitis'

Anterior uveitis

4

inflammation of the choroid or choroiditis. Rarely observed independent of retinal inflammation and is thus the term 'Chorioretinitis' is used more often.

Posterior uveitis

5

inflammation of all components of the uvea. The iris, ciliary body, choroid.

panuveitis

6

inflammation of all structures internal to the fibrous tunic of the eye

Endophthalmitis

7

inflammation of all structures of the globe, including the fibrous tunic (cornea and sclera)

Panophthalmitis

8

Pathognomonic sign of anterior uveitis. proteins and cells suspended in the anterior chamber. debris scatters light and can be visualized when a bright focused beam of light is passed through it. looks like headlights through fog (Tyndall effect)

Aqueous flare

9

pathognomonic of uveitis which consists of cellular debris that adheres to corneal endothelium as a result of constantly cycling convection currents within the eye.

Keratic precipitates

10

Pathognamonic of uveitis. Its very good at adhering delicate structures to one another within the eye and is often responsible for synechia

fibrin

11

Pathognomonic for uveitis, it refers to white blood cells that settle out dependently in the anterior chamber.

hypopyon