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muamar Could some knowledgable person please add a section on prognosis? Thanks - Eyeresist 03:41, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Alternative treatment[edit]

This week my Feldenkrais trainer recommended me the work of David Webber, which is supposedly to revert the effects of Uveitis through Feldenkrais learning.

"Suddenly in 1996, at the age of 43, David Weller lost his eyesight, due to a severe eye condition (uveitis), and was declared legally blind. Remarkably, he regained much of his vision by working with the practical principles of The Feldenkrais Method. Based on his own healing experience, he has been teaching Seeing Clearly© workshops around the world." (talk) 18:56, 12 August 2012 (UTC)


As someone who has had uveitis (also referred to as iritis) please DO NOT take down that image. Iritis is one of the most painful things I have ever experienced as a part of my Crohn's disease. Cry me a river if you guys are startled by the image; at least you haven't had to experience it along with steroid injections directly into your eye to treat it. KEEP THE PICTURE. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nonniemb (talkcontribs) 04:10, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

How did you manage to get hold of such a graphic image as this? Scott Gall 11:35, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Excuse me, but would it be possible to take that image down, or at least lower on the page? I'm sure it's a perfectly good image and all, but it's a bit of a shock to see right at the top. 23:16, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

WP:NOT Plus it's a picture of the condition. It should be on top. -Babylon pride (talk) 02:46, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Holy crap, that picture scared the bejeezus out of me. (talk) 06:46, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

That image scared me too! It should really be moved!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:04, 29 August 2008 (UTC) No it should not. Scary as it is, Wikipedia is not censored, and it was your own choice to click a link to this page.-- (talk) 13:06, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I agree. That image scared me as well. I'm all for having the image but it's just too graphic and having it pop up just like that is pretty disturbing.--Madgirl 15 (talk) 05:12, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Got here from the eye color page, wondering what the "uveitis" mentioned in the section on gray eyes was. Wish I hadn't. Aren't there less graphic pictures we could use? (talk) 02:59, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Man, that image is too graphic to be there without warning. I came here from a link for gray eyes, because it said they could be an indicator of this condition (which I'd never heard of before) and had to see something like that? THIS IS NOT RIGHT. Even for a site with as little censoring as possible, there should still be some common sense limits. Why can't there be something like a warning and a link to the graphic, then those that really need or want to see it can, and the rest of us can go on not having nightmares. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 02:16, 9 November 2009 (UTC).

I totally agree with the previous user.-- (talk) 03:39, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

For what it's worth, I strongly believe the picture should stay on the page. If we can find a less disgusting replacement picture for it, however, we can put that at the top and the current one farther down the page. —Pie4all88 T C 21:25, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

That picture should be moved further down the page. It's bloody scary, and uveitis can be much less severe. (talk) 21:46, 18 June 2010 (UTC)Ariel

My eye hurts and I came here to look at the symptoms. That image is super graphic. Find a better one and move that one further down. Genjix (talk) 11:04, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

This image has been there since 2007. Come on. Can we please find a less-nightmare-inducing replacement image? Please? Or at least hide it behind some kind of content warning. I'm all about freedom / anti-censorship. I'm also all about people learning what a certain disease looks like. But this is a completely shocking picture --- it literally inspires shock and fear. So therefore, this site is little better than a shock site. Again, could we please find a replacement image? (talk) 08:08, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

I've recently been diagonsed with anterior Uveitis and although I don't look as fearsome as that photo, I get the impression that most of the above posters are probably young people who (being invincible and immortal, of course) don't like to be reminded that this could be in their future. You often find that type of comment on Wikipedia pages, such as "eewwwww do you have to show that photo of dead animals (say on a page re Pork or something), that's so like gross like eeewwww" This is an encyclopedia, not a social networking organisation, get used to it. Regards......--MichaelGG (talk) 12:52, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

I have emailed my Immunology Prof to ask if he has any public domain material he'd like to release to me - I'll replace the current image with a diagram or histological section (or possibly a fundus picture) and move the other photo down. It does need to stay but it doesn't need to be right at the top. SingularTaxon (talk) 11:49, 15 May 2012 (UTC)


Anterior uveitis (= iridocyclitis) may cause severe eye pain accompanied by abdominal pain or other systemic pain. This "referred" pain makes diagnosis difficult and has led to over use of expensive hospital emergency room diagnostic modalities (e.g. MRI, spinal tap). Severe ocular pain may also be a manifestation of acute angle closure glaucoma. A person who comes to an emergency room complaining of severe eye pain must be seen by an ophthalmologist if the emergency room physician is not confident of his/her ability to diagnose anterior uveitis and acute angle closure glaucoma. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:51, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Could someone work in a way of linking to Iridocyclitis? Thanks! Ged3000 (talk) 12:16, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

I've just spent a few minutes puzzling over this, and I think the best solution is to add it into the first line as I have done. What do you reckon? Alsiola vet (talk) 03:18, 12 July 2008 (UTC)


There's a lot of good stuff here but it's horribly inaccessible. I'm thinking of regorganising things and making it more accessible to people who come here after being diagnosed. There are some awesome resources out there but people often come here before digging about for other support groups. I'm going to go for something like the Crohn's Disease article:

  • Classification
  • Cause
  • Symptoms
  • Pathophysiology - Th17 mediated disease progression
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
    • Steroid Refractory Uveitis
  • Prognosis
  • Research

I did a bunch on this for my undergrad Immunology dissertation so I've got the stuff near to hand. I'll see if I can find any histological sections to move the current image further down the page. If you've got any input then throw it on here, I'm fairly new to Wiki so I'm bound to mess up at some point. :) SingularTaxon (talk) 20:58, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Started work[edit]

So I started adapting and porting in content from places. There's a lot of work to do, I'm new to Wikipedia so it might not be perfect. The next two things I'm going to do will be to sort out the diagnosis section (sort of left it hanging there) and tidy up the causes and associated syndromes bit. SingularTaxon (talk) 08:37, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Capitals and lower case[edit]

I appreciate much work has been done by SingularTaxon, and I've left that as-is, but have edited out the unneeded capitalisation of common nouns. Of course, I have left proper nouns capitalised. As a rule, bullet point listings should not contain whole sentences - these are best cut out and added below the listing. Trevor H. (UK) 14:38, 3 February 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Trevor H. (talkcontribs)


Outstanding job on the fix! Aaronshupp (talk)

Missing info - trauma[edit]

The "Causes" section lists a variety of infectious diseases, autoimumme conditions, etc., but omits one cause of iritis - physical injury (trauma). Bahudhara (talk) 00:15, 10 May 2017 (UTC)