Ocular Immunology/Uveitis

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Ocular inflammatory diseases are a group ophthalmic conditions that is related to infectious, autoimmune and masquerade diseases.  Early diagnosis and proper treatment often requires a multi-discipline approach with pediatricians, internists, infectious disease specialists and rheumatologists.  The Yale Eye Center Ocular Immunology and Uveitis service offers a thorough, comprehensive approach to the treatment of these blinding disorders.  Our team of uveitis specialists collaborate with the other specialties of medicine in the care of these complex systemic and ocular disorders using a large variety of treatment options.  The treatment options include the latest medical and surgical modalities.  In addition, the Yale Eye Center is a leader in the development of a novel drug delivery systems and drugs for the treatment of these chronic condition.   

Commonly treated uveitis associated conditions

Ocular Specific Inflammatory Disorders

  • Idiopathic anterior uveitis
  • Fuch’s heterchromic iridocyclitis
  • Pars planitis / Intermediate uveitis
  • Peripherla ulcerative keratitis
  • Birdshot retinochoroidopathy
  • Serpiginous choroiditis

Autoimmune Diseases

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis / Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis
  • Polyarteritis nodosum
  • Sjorgren syndrome
  • Orbital pseudotumor
  • Scleroderma
  • Multiple sclerosis

Infectious Diseases

  • Toxoplasmosis retinochoroiditis
  • Herpes simplex virus keratouveitis, scleritis, and retinitis
  • Herpes zoster virus keratouveitis, scleritis, and retinitis
  • Cytomegalovirus retinitis
  • Syphilis
  • HIV associated ocular complications
  • Bacterial / Fungal endophthalmitis
  • Toxocarasis endopthalmitis

Uveitis Masquerade Diseases

  • Ocular Lymphoma
  • Ocular Leukemia
  • Paraneoplastic syndrome