Meaning of iritis in English:


Pronunciation /ʌɪˈrʌɪtɪs/


mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of the iris of the eye.

    ‘The most common type of uveitis is an inflammation of the iris called iritis (anterior uveitis).’
    • ‘The most common cause of iritis is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.’
    • ‘Scratchy, well defined pain indicates a corneal problem, whereas a dull, deeper pain usually indicates a more serious condition (such as acute angle closure glaucoma, iritis, or scleritis).’
    • ‘Although rare, complications such as bacterial infection, ulceration or iritis can develop if the abrasion is not treated.’
    • ‘Episcleritis and iritis have also been reported to occur in patients with rosacea.’