Who is at risk

Uveitis can affect anyone, including children, but particularly affects people of working age. Those who have or who are currently experiencing the following may be at a higher risk.

Injury to the eye, for example a tennis ball striking the eye
Certain types of bacterial, viral or fungal infections
Certain auto-immune conditions such as arthritis, psoriasis or immune-deficiency diseases
Uveitis is not hereditary and cannot be passed from generation to generation