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The vascular middle layer of the eye constituting the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.

[Medieval Latin ūvea, from Latin ūva, grape.]

u′ve·al adj.


(Anatomy) the part of the eyeball consisting of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid
[C16: from Medieval Latin ūvea, from Latin ūva grape]
ˈuveal, ˈuveous adj


(ˈyu vi ə)

n., pl. u•ve•as.
the pigmented vascular tunic of the eye, comprising the iris, choroid coat, and ciliary body.
[1515–25; < Medieval Latin (tunica) ūvea, derivative of Latin ūva bunch of grapes]
u′ve•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uvea - the part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroiduvea - the part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroid
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight


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Uveitis is the inflammation of the uvea, the pigmented layer that lies between the inner retina and the outer fibrous layer composed of the sclera and cornea.
DrJuraj Halicka, of UVEA Mediklinik in Slovakia, told or that the response rate to training with virtual reality was around 60% in adults and 85% in children under the age of eight.
Ocular melanomas first developed in the middle of the three layers of the eye, the uvea, but also rarely occurred on the conjunctiva, the clear tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inside of eyelids.
Zone III injuries include damage to the retina, vitreous, posterior uvea (e.
Furthermore, it can occur in the lacrimal sac, conjunctiva, uvea, and eyelids.
Part 3 covers causes and treatment of disorders of the cornea, sclera, iris, and pupil, while Part 4 covers disorders of the macula, optic nerve, retina, vitreous, and uvea.
Ocular melanoma, also known as uveal or choroidal melanoma, develops in the uvea, or uveal tract, of the eye, and is a rare and aggressive eye cancer.
We hypothesized that levels of neurotrophic factors increase during TR activity in parallel with the inflammation of uvea, normalizing after treatment.
zone I (superficial injuries of bulbar conjunctiva, sclera and cornea), zone II (corneoscleral limbus to a point 5mm posterior into the sclera including violation of lens and anterior segment) and zone III (posterior to anterior 5mm of sclera including violation of the retina, vitreous, rear uvea and optic nerve).
An inflamed uvea is painful and affects the iris, the colored part of the eye; the ciliary body, the structure in the eye that releases a clear liquid; and choroid tissue, the layer of blood vessels and connective tissue--all threatening eyesight.
Non-infectious uveitis is a group of diseases characterized by inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye.