Intraocular inflammation in autoimmune diseases.

  title={Intraocular inflammation in autoimmune diseases.},
  author={Eran Pras and Ron Neumann and Gisele Zandman-Goddard and Yair M Levy and Ehud I. Assia and Yehuda Shoenfeld and Pnina Langevitz},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={34 3},
BACKGROUND The uveal tract represents the vascular organ of the eye. In addition to providing most of the blood supply to the intraocular structures, it acts as a conduit for immune cells, particularly lymphocytes, to enter the eye. Consequently, the uveal tract is represented in many intraocular inflammatory processes. Uveitis is probably a misnomer unless antigens within the uvea are the direct targets of the inflammatory process. A better term of the condition is "intraocular inflammation… CONTINUE READING