Uveitis is inflammation inside the eye, specifically affecting one or more of the three parts of the uvea (middle layer of eyeball): the iris (the colored part of the eye), the ciliary body (behind the iris, responsible for manufacturing the fluid inside the eye) and the choroid (the vascular lining tissue underneath the retina).
Diagnostic work is undertaken in order to definitively identify the cause of the uveitis. Additionally, the care of some forms of uveitis requires the use of systemic medications.
Adults are 5 times more likely to contract uveitis than children. Among adults, the population most affected by uveitis is between the ages of 20 and 60. Severe uveitis can lead to eventual blindness.
There are four types of uveitis: anterior, posterior, intermediate and pan-uveitis. These types are classified based on the area of the eye that they affect.
Our unit takes a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, and works with doctors and nurses from other department to ensure that our patients get the best care possible.
Head: Dr. Radgonde Amer, M.D.