The word “uveitis” is used to describe swelling affecting the part of your eye called the uvea.
What is UVEA?
The uvea is the middle layer. It’s right between the white part of – called the sclera – and the inner layers eye.
Uvea contains three important structures:
- The iris: That’s the colored circle at the front of your eye.
- The ciliary body: Its job is to help your lens focus and keep it healthy.
- The choroid: This is a group of blood vessels that give your retina the nutrients it needs.
It causes severe pain as uvea is one of the most vascular structure of the eye, and defective vision.
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 immune-suppressives. It also needs close monitoring of the systemic disease in conjunction with the physicians. Management of uveitis with complicated cataract is the specialized surgery performed exclusively by this department
Complications of Uveitis
Uveitic patients may develop cataract (opacification of the lens), glaucoma (raised intraocular pressure) and macular edema (swelling of the central part of the retina) in addition to the inflammation itself. These complications may require additional medical or surgical management.
Dr. Kumkum Ghosh
MBBS, DO, DNB, FRCS (Glassgow)
Dr. Kumkum Ghosh has done her MBBS and DO from Calcutta University and DNB in Ophthalmology under National Board of Examination (New Delhi). She was awarded FRCS (Ophthalmology) from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2013. She has been working in this organisation for the post 6 years and successfully performing Phaco Surgery with most advanced machines and technologies. She has interest in cornea also and successfully performing keratoplasty and other corneal surgeries.
Dr. Hari Shanker Nag
MBBS, MS, FAEH(Madurai)
Dr Hari Sanker Nag completed his MBBS from VSS Medical College (Sambalpur University) and MS from Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (Ranchi University). He has done fellowship in IOL Microsurgery and Phacoemulsification from Arvind Eye Hospital, Madurai.