Contributor: Gordon K. Klintworth
Vitritis is accompanied by the presence of an inflammatory cell infiltrate within the vitreous. The reaction is non-specific and can follow a variety of ocular infections of the retina [retinitis]. These include Candida retinitis [candidiasis] and syphilis. Vitritis can also complicate uveitis, Cogan syndrome and other inflammatory disorders of the eye. With aging an idiopathic variety of vitritis can occur [vitritis - senile].