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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What is iritis?

Iritis is inflammation of your iris. The iris is the colored part of your eye. Viruses, bacteria, and fungi are common causes of iritis. An eye injury or certain medicines may cause inflammation. You may develop iritis if you have an autoimmune disease, such as inflammatory bowel disease or psoriatic arthritis.

Eye Anatomy

What are the signs and symptoms of iritis?

How is iritis diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask about your symptoms and when they started. You may also need any of the following tests:

How is iritis treated?

Iritis may go away on its own. If it continues, you may need any of the following:

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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How can I manage iritis?

When should I call my doctor or ophthalmologist?

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