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Are there different kinds of uveitis?

There are different types of uveitis, depending on which part of the eye is affected.
When the uvea is inflamed near the front of the eye in the iris, it is called iritis. Iritis has a sudden onset and may last six to eight weeks.
If the uvea is inflamed in the middle of the eye, it is called pars planitis (or intermediate uveitis). Episodes of pars planitis can last between a few weeks to years. The disease goes through cycles of getting better, then worse.
An inflammation in the back of the eye is called posterior uveitis. Posterior uveitis can develop slowly and often lasts for many years.

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