Inflammatory Eye Disease


Uveitis is a group of inflammatory conditions that affect the uvea, the middle layer of the eye that includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. It can also affect other parts of the eye, including the retina and optic nerve.


Some common types of uveitis and related symptoms include

  • Anterior uveitis: This affects the front of the eye, including the iris and ciliary body, and can cause eye pain, redness, and sensitivity to light.
  • Intermediate uveitis: This affects the middle of the eye and can cause floaters, blurred vision, and mild eye discomfort.
  • Posterior uveitis: This affects the back of the eye, including the retina and choroid, and can cause vision loss and floaters.
  • Panuveitis: This affects all layers of the eye and can cause severe vision loss, eye pain, and redness.


Uveitis can be caused by a variety of factors, including infections, autoimmune diseases, and other systemic conditions. In some cases, the cause of uveitis may be unknown.

Treatment for uveitis depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. Some common treatments include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications: These may include eye drops, oral medications, or injections, and can help reduce inflammation and manage symptoms.
  • Immunomodulatory therapy: This involves medications that suppress the immune system and may be used in cases of autoimmune-related uveitis.
  • Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat complications of uveitis, such as cataracts or retinal detachment.
  • Antibiotics or antiviral medications: These may be used to treat uveitis caused by an infection.
  • Corticosteroids: These medications may be used to reduce inflammation and manage symptoms, but may have side effects with long-term use.
It is important to seek prompt medical attention if you experience any symptoms of uveitis, as it can cause serious vision problems if left untreated. Treatment is typically managed by an ophthalmologist or uveitis specialist, and may require regular monitoring and follow-up care.

Ophthalmologists who specialise in Uveitis

Dr Elvis Ojaimi


Cataracts, Medical Retina, Surgical Retina, Uveitis, General

Prof Mark Daniell


Cataracts, Corneal, Keratoconus, Medical Retina, Uveitis, General, Aviation

Dr Chris Buckley


General, Corneal, Keratoconus, Uveitis, Glaucoma

Dr Lingwei William Tao


Cataracts, Glaucoma, Medical Retina, Uveitis, General, Paediatric

Dr Nandini Singh


Cataracts, Medical Retina, Uveitis, General

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