The inflammatory process is not diffuse but it is placed on some parts of the iris. The creation of giant cells and mononuclears is characteristic.


Iridocyclitis tuberculosa

In early youth there can occur metastasis of tuberculosis bacilli from the primary focus into the area of the iris and radiatory body, which leads to creation of conglomerate trabeculae of different sizes. The disease is a hypersensitive reaction to the antigen of tuberculosis bacilli.

Clinical picture: lardy precipitates on the corneal endothelium, which can be pigmented, rear sinechia, narrow pupils, edema and hyperemia, vitreous – gray nodules along the edge of the pupil

Treatment: tuberculostatics and corticosteroids.

Iridocyclitis leutica

Symptoms: pain in one eye. 

Clinical picture: limited hyperemia, round pink spots, exudative nodules, which are laced with blood vessels, rubber in the stroma of the iris and ciliary body (at a later stage).

Treatment: specific antileutic cure.

Iridocyclitis nodosa

It is caused by caterpillar hairs, which can enter the eye during agricultural work.

Clinical picture: small gray nodules on the iris, it can possibly lead to the nodular ophthalmia and atrophy of the eyeball and vision loss – amaurosis.