Heterochromic Iridocyclitis

This type of anterior uveitis presents in 20-40 year olds and is usually unilateral. The vision becomes blurred and the iris becomes depig-mented. The eye usually remains white, the inflammatory reaction is low grade and chronic; posterior synechiae do not develop. The inflammation does not usually respond at all to treatment. Cataracts and chronic glaucoma occur commonly. The condition has been mimicked by denervating the sympathetic supply of the eyes in experimental animals and it seems possible that there might be a neurological cause, unrelated and distinct from other types of uveitis.

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