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Iritis

Iritis

(Science: ophthalmology) inflammation of the iris, usually marked by pain, congestion in the ciliary region, photophobia, contraction of the pupil and discolouration of the iris.


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Herpes and Iritis - what is the link?

Iritis is a type of anterior uveitis. It can occur due to herpes simplex infection though there are many other causes. See this article http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10614681 and for description of the pathology, refer ...

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by DebD
Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:14 pm
 
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Herpes and Iritis - what is the link?

Is there a link with the common "coldsore" and the devasting eye condition Iritis? Both can occur in high UV and it is common for the herpes virus to manifest in a variety of forms. Can Iritis be linked to herpes and can it be a factor for development?

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by Dywalgi
Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:50 am
 
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Topic: Herpes and Iritis - what is the link?
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