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Can multiple sclerosis cause uveitis?

Uveitis (commonly called "iritis" when it involves the front of the eye) is inflammation of a specific group of tissues inside the eye (including one or more of the following: iris, ciliary body, and choroid). Symptoms may include: eye redness, light sensitivity, pain with focusing, blurry vision, or floaters. While not the most common reason to develop uveitis, it can occur in the setting of multiple sclerosis (MS). If you have MS and develop symptoms of uveitis, you should be seen promptly by your eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate treatment if indicated.

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