Understanding Ocular Sarcoidosis

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Ocular sarcoidosis is an inflammatory condition that occurs when your body's immune system overreacts to a threatening substance, such as bacteria or a virus, and causes clumps of inflammatory cells to form in the eye. Ocular sarcoidosis typically affects the conjunctiva, uvea or optic nerve. It's not fully understood why some people are more susceptible to developing this condition than others, but women and those with a family history of sarcoidosis are at an increased risk.

9 August 2017