This is a very uncommon cause of iritis. It is a disease which more commonly affects the eye in other ways.
Infection by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae which is related to the tuberculosis bacterium.
|Hard lumps on the skin|
|Areas of skin with less pigment and with less sensation|
|Loss of sensation|
|Thickening of facial skin|
|Nerve problems resulting in double vision|
|Nodular / diffuse inflamation of the sclera (scleritis)|
|Iritis (may be acute or chronic in onset)|
|Cataract due to chronic iritis|
|Antibiotics (dampsone, rifampcin) for years|
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