The term “anterior uveitis” encompasses all types of uveitis in which the predominant site of inflammation involves the iris and the ciliary body. Inflammatory cells are therefore seen in the anterior chamber (iritis) or in the anterior chamber and anterior vitreous in the retrolental space (iridocyclitis). Anterior uveitis is not associated with snowballs, typically found in intermediate uveitis, or chorioretinal inflammation. Iridocyclitis may be complicated by cystoid macular edema (CME) or optic disk edema and still be classified as anterior uveitis.
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