Úvea

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

Figures

Anatomía del ojo

Referencias

Evans M. Uveitis and other intraocular inflammations. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 7.

Revision

Last reviewed 8/11/2013 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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