Sometimes, the specific cause of uveitis isn't clear. However, in some people, uveitis is associated with:

  • Autoimmune disorders, such as Behcet's disease, sarcoidosis or ankylosing spondylitis
  • Inflammatory disorders, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Infections such as cat-scratch disease, herpes, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, tuberculosis or West Nile virus
  • Eye injury
  • Certain cancers, such as lymphoma, that can directly or indirectly affect the eye
May. 09, 2012