Úvea

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Definición

Es la capa media del ojo debajo de la parte blanca de éste (la esclerótica) y consta del iris, el cuerpo ciliar y la coroides. Estas estructuras controlan muchas de las funciones del ojo, como adaptarse a los diferentes niveles de luz o a las diferentes distancias de los objetos. La inflamación de una o más de estas estructuras se denomina uveítis.

Nombres alternativos

Túnica vascular

Información

Referencias

Evans M. Uveitis and other intraocular inflammations. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 7.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/14/2011
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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