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Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis* (FHI) is an unusualform of chronic (long-lasting) uveitis. Uveitis is swelling andirritation of the middle layer ofthe eye. Diagnosis of FHI is considered in people withfloaters, vision loss, and heterochromia.FHI often affects young adults and most often involves a single eye. People withFHI are at risk for cataract, glaucoma, and vitreous opacity (cloudingof the jelly-like substance in the eyeball). The cause ofFHI is not known. *Click here to view a diagram of the eye.
Source: GARD Last updated on 05-01-20
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