Inflammation of the iris. The iris is the circular, colored curtain in the front of the visible of the eye. (The opening of the iris forms the pupil.)
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- fibrinous i. acute inflammation of the iris, with profuse exudate; occurs in uveitis of tertiary syphilis.
- follicular i. rarely used term for chronic i. with glassy nodules situated deep down between the anterior and posterior layers of the iris.
- i. glaucomatosa an outpouring of exudate and cells after control of angle-closure glaucoma.
- hemorrhagic i. i. with such severe hyperemia that hyphema occurs.
- nodular i. i. with aggregations of round cells in the iris.
- plastic i. i. with a fibrinous exudation.
- quiet i. i. without inflammatory signs such as redness or edema of the cornea.
- serous i. inflammation of the iris, with a serous exudate in the anterior chamber.
- sympathetic i. i. consecutive to a similar condition in the other eye.

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iri·tis ī-'rīt-əs n inflammation of the iris of the eye

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inflammation of the iris. See uveitis.

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iri·tis (i-riґtis) [iris + -itis] inflammation of the iris, usually marked by pain, congestion in the ciliary region, photophobia, contraction of the pupil, and discoloration of the iris. iritic adj

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