Ocular Inflammatory Diseases

Inflammation means the body’s immune system cells are activated and attacking something.Inflammation can happen in the eye, and can damage the eye and cause visual loss.The disease is named according to what part of the eye is affected.

Uveitis is inflammation affecting the inside of the eye

Scleritis is inflammation of the white of the eye. Episcleritis is a very mild variant of this.

Keratitis is inflammation of the cornea, usually an infection

Conjunctivitis is inflammation affecting the conjunctiva (not drawn here—it covers the front
of the white of the eye).