Uveitis is an inflammatory process that can make your eyes red and painful. It can also lead to permanent vision loss if not treated. The board-certified retinal specialists at Retina Associates of New York have significant expertise in accurately diagnosing and treating uveitis. These dedicated physicians serve NYC from three locations: Upper East Side, Manhattan; Forest Hills, Queens; and New Rochelle. Each facility offers personalized care and advanced treatment for uveitis. Schedule an appointment today. Call one of the offices or book your visit online.
Uveitis is a type of eye inflammation that affects the middle layer of tissue in the eyewall (uvea). The uvea lies beneath the sclera (white of your eye) and has three parts:
Uveitis can affect one, two, or all three parts of the uvea. It may occur in one or both eyes and is more common in adults aged 20-50 but can also affect children. Without proper treatment, uveitis can lead to severe complications that may cause vision loss.
The symptoms of uveitis often come on suddenly and worsen quickly, and may include:
Sometimes, however, these symptoms occur gradually and are easy to mistake for infections such as pink eye.
Uveitis can be caused by:
In about half of all cases of uveitis, a direct cause is never found.
If left untreated, depending on which part of the uvea is affected, uveitis can cause:
The goal is to reduce the consequences of uveitis that can be threatening your vision, so treatment often depends on the severity of the inflammation and which part of the uvea is affected.
Your therapy may include:
For expert eye care delivered in a welcoming environment, schedule a visit today at Retina Associates of New York. Call the closest office or book your appointment online.