Back to Basics: "Eye"tis

“EYE”-tis: How to tell the difference between the different “itis”s of the eye!

*Chart is an over-simplification. There are symptoms that cross over, especially for uveitis and iritis. There are also a range of symptoms based upon severity and progression of each of the infections, which can cause additional symptoms. For more details, please see references.


Gerstenblith, Adam, Rabinowitz, Michael. The Will’s Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease, 6th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012. Print.