Brief History

Uveal tract is the vascular middle coat of the eye ball. Inflammation of the uveal tract is called uveitis. Uveitis,usually occurs if there is associated systemic disease in the patient either an autoimmune disease or an infectious disease, hence the specialists at the Uveitis department treat their patients in close coordination with other specialists in various branches of medicine such as rheumatologists, chest physicians, infectious disease specialists, internists etc.

Medical management of patients with uveitis involves continuous monitoring/control of their ocular inflammation which may require systemic treatment with drugs such as steroids and immunosuppressives. It also needs close monitoring of the systemic disease in conjunction with the concerned specialists.



Investigation facilities

Wide-field fundus photography with Optos


Ultrasound biomicroscopy

Optical coherence tomography- spectral domain and swept source

Therapeutic facilities

Phacoemulsification for routine and uveitic complicated cataracts

Intravitreal injections

Vitreoretinal surgery

Argon laser photocoagulation

The department has facilities to perform complicated cataract and complex vitreo-retinal surgeries that may be needed for some patients with uveitis.

The department is experienced in handling complicated and refractory cases where immunosuppressive drugs and biologics are given under intensive monitoring.