* Components of the uveal tract
are highlighted in bold (ciliary body may or may not be included).
(1) They occasionally arise in the orbit and infrequently in the conjunctiva (1), uveal tract
(2) and sclera.
Among the topics are the ophthalmic patient, ocular history taking and slit-lamp examination, the lacrimal system and tear film, the uveal tract
, glaucoma, the extra-ocular muscles, and ocular manifestations of systemic disease.
Uveitis is an inflammation of the uveal tract
and is rarely observed in MS (2).
Uveitis is a potentially sight-threatening inflammatory condition of the eye that affects the uveal tract
and adjacent structures.
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.(2) Majority are from breast cancer in women and lung carcinoma in men.
The most common site of metastasis for uveal melanoma is the liver, as there are no lymphatic channels to the uveal tract
. Cutaneous melanoma is the most common type of melanoma and usually metastasises to regional lymph nodes.