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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Reviewed by Dr. Raj Maturi on March 1, 2014

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