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Chronic anterior uveitis

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Is associated with pauciarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Most commonly seen in young girls (1).

The eye of chronic anterior uveitis is often white due to large, "mutton fat" keratic precipitates on the posterior surface of the cornea. There are numerous posterior synechiae and often, nodules consisting of clusters of white cells on the pupillary margin of the iris - Koeppe nodules and on the anterior surface of the iris (Busacca) (2). These are especially common in sarcoidosis.

Pain and photophobia are mild.

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