Help for inflammation of the eye
Uveitis is the medical term for inflammation inside the eye. Although many people are not familiar with the term uveitis, this disease accounts for about the same amount of visual loss as diabetes or macular degeneration. Uveitis differs from diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration in that it may start early in life and cause a problem for decades. Some forms of uveitis are mild; other forms can severely affect vision.
The diseases related to uveitis include:
- Orbital inflammation
- Mucous membrane pemphigoid
An ophthalmologist, optometrist or another doctor may make referrals to our clinic.
Legacy Devers Eye Institute features doctors who are internationally recognized as experts in uveitis. We treat patients from all over the world. We also evaluate other forms of eye inflammation that occur in or around the eye.