The term iridocyclitis refers
to inflammation of the iris and ciliary
body of the eye.
(Recall that the suffix -itis
usually indicates "inflammation" of the preceding anatomical
part of the body, in this case the iris and ciliary body.)
Note that iridocyclitis is also a form of uveitis - a term that refers to inflammation of any part of the uveal tract
of the eye, i.e. the iris, ciliary body, and/or the choroid.
Conventional treatment may consist of pharmaceutical drugs or combinations
of drugs - to ease inflammation, reduce discomfort, and (if a specific
can be identified and addressed) to treat the cause of the inflammation.
Medication may be applied in the form of drops, tablets, injections,
or a combination of these.
This section includes short definitions of clinical terms that refer
to disorders of the visual system. For definitions of other terms in this
category, choose from the list to the left.
Other related pages include the diagram
of the eye, definitions
of parts of the eye, and the section about clinical
procedures used to investigate the eye and visual system.