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Uveitis

Summary of Uveitis
Uveitis is the inflammation of the uvea, the pigmented layer that lies between the inner retina and the outer fibrous layer composed of the sclera and cornea. The uvea consists of the middle layer of pigmented vascular structures of the eye and includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. Uveitis is an ophthalmic emergency and requires a thorough examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist and urgent treatment to control the inflammation.

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A 44-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with bilateral eye pain and redness, which have persisted for 12 hours. She notes malaise and dry cough for the last 4 months. The patient denies blurry vision, fever, night sweats, weight loss, smoking history, drug use, sick contacts, and recent trauma. Examination shows that the temperature is 37℃ (98.6℉), blood pressure is 128/80 mm Hg, pulse is 69/min, and respirations are 16/min. Chest X-ray reveals bilateral hilar adenopathy and her skin exam reveals the following:  
Which of the following is most likely to be detected on this patient’s ophthalmic examination?