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uvea

[′yü·vē·ə]
(anatomy)
The pigmented, vascular layer of the eye: the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.
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1) They occasionally arise in the orbit and infrequently in the conjunctiva (1), uveal tract (2) and sclera.
Adapted from IUSG and SUN classifications (56) Anatomical Primary site of Examples classification inflammation of uveitis Anterior Anterior chamber Iritis Iridocyclitis uveitis Iris and ciliary body Intermediate Vitreous Pars plana Pars planitis uveitis Peripheral retina Posterior Fundus posterior to Retinitis Choroiditis uveitis the vitreous face Vasculitis Retina Choroid Neuroretinitis Optic disc Panuveitis Entire uveal tract and retina Table 2 Clinical classification of uveitis.
Uveitis is swelling of the middle layer of the eye, called the uvea or uveal tract.
1) Metastatic cancer reaches the intraocular structure through the hematogenous route and most commonly develops in the uveal tract with> 90% involving the choroid and < 10% involving the iris and /or the ciliary body.
The most common site of metastasis for uveal melanoma is the liver, as there are no lymphatic channels to the uveal tract.