• Iritis is an inflammatory condition of the iris, the coloured part of the eye.
  • It often occurs for unknown reasons, but it may be linked to certain diseases affecting the body such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis and other collagen vascular disorders.
  • It can follow an injury or surgery to the eye.
  • It can follow an acute, chronic or relapsing course.