There are several different types of uveitis. The types get their names based on the part of the eye that is affected.
Inflammation of the iris and/or ciliary body. It is also known as iritis or iridocyclitis.
Inflammation of the ciliary body and may extend to the nearby vitreous humor. This type of uveitis is also known as pars planitis.
Inflammation of the choroid and may extend to the nearby retina and/or vitreous humor.
Inflammation of all parts of the uveal tract.
These types of uveitis can also be labeled as granulomatous (gran-u-lo-ma-tis) or non-granulomatous. Granulomas refer to the kind of inflammatory cells that are present. These can be identified with an eye exam by your eye doctor, or by a biopsy of the tissue in the eye.