Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis
Other Names for this Disease
- Fuchs heterochromic cyclitis
- Fuchs heterochromic uveitis
heterochromia. FHI often affects young adults and most often involves a single eye. People with FHI are at risk for cataract, glaucoma, and vitreous opacity (clouding of the jelly-like substance in the eyeball). The cause of FHI is not known. Click here to view a diagram of the eye.Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis (FHI) is an unusual form of chronic (long-lasting) uveitis. Uveitis is swelling and irritation of the middle layer of the eye. Diagnosis of FHI is considered in people with floaters, vision loss, and
Last updated: 9/2/2014
- Velilla S, Dios E, Herreras JM, Calonge M. Fuchs' heterochromic iridocyclitis: a review of 26 cases. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2001 Sep; 9(3):169-75. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11815885. Accessed 9/2/2014.
- Liu Y, Takusagawa HL, Chen TC, Pasquale LR. Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis and the rubella virus. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2011 Fall; 51(4):1-12. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21897135.
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