"Thank you for helping me clear up Uveitis which had been plaguing me for years."

UVEITIS

Uveitis is a general term describing a number of inflammatory diseases that produce swelling and destroy eye tissues. These diseases can slightly reduce vision or lead to severe vision loss. At Brandon Cataract Center & Eye Clinics our doctors are highly-trained and skilled in the detection and treatment of all types of Uveitis.

The term Uveitis is commonly used because many of the related diseases that affect the middle layer of the eye called the uvea. But Uveitis is not limited to the uvea. It can also affect the lens, retina, optic nerve, and vitreous, reduced vision or causing blindness. Uveitis can be caused by diseases or problems in the eye, or it can be part of an inflammatory disease somewhere else in the body. It can be caused by a viral, fungal or bacterial infection. In many cases of uveitis, the cause can be unknown.

Uveitis Symptoms:

  • Eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurred, cloudy vision
  • Floaters – dark, floating spots in your field of vision
  • Decreased vision

Our doctors and staff deliver your eye care with a personal service that’s second to none. We consider our patients an extension of our family, and treat you the same way

Gregory Henderson - Founder

UveitisUveitis can affect all ages, but primarily affects people between 20 and 50 years old. It can last for a short (acute) or a long (chronic) time. The severest forms of uveitis can reoccur many times.

We classify Uveitis into three different types, based on the area of the uvea affected:

Anterior Uveitis

Inflammation of just the iris, or the iris and ciliary body

Intermediate Uveitis

Inflammation of the ciliary body

Posterior Uveitis

Inflammation of the choroid

The type and cause of your condition is used to determine the best treatment option for your individual case, using the latest techniques and technologies. Our specialists treat many cases of Uveitis with steroids in the form of eye drops, pills or injections to reduce inflammation in the eye. We are also using a new, FDA-approved treatment called Retisert that is used to treat chronic Posterior Uveitis by placing a drug implant in the eye that delivers medication as needed for over a multi-year period.

A regular checkup is one of the best way to detect Uveitis as early as possible and to plan an effective treatment method. Our highly-trained doctors are experienced in all of them and will explain everything to you, and help guide you to the best solution

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