The specific cause of uveitis often remains unknown. In some cases, however, it can be associated with other disease or infection in the body.
Uveitis may be associated with:
- A virus, such as shingles, mumps or herpes simplex;
- Systemic inflammatory diseases;
- A result of injury to the eye; or
- Rarely, a fungus, such as histoplasmosis or a parasite, such as toxoplasmosis.
If you smoke, stop. Studies have shown that smoking contributes to the likelihood of developing uveitis.
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