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Could eye infections like conjunctivitis and corneal inflammation lead to iritis (uveitis)

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Dear Jane,
Yes, a severe case of conjunctivitis or corneal inflammation can trigger iritis.
Any infection in the body, even remote, such as arthritis or even a cavity in the teeth can trigger uveitis.
Do go though more information on http://www.shroffeye.org/uveitis/
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Anand Shroff

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