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UVEA

Uveitis

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.

Causes & Symptoms

  • Any contact with toxic substance
  • Trauma
  • Auto immune disease affected individual.

Symptoms:

  • Eye redness
  • Pain
  • Blurry or lessened vision and sensitivity to light
  • Floaters, those tiny dots or specks in your vision

When to see a doctor?

If the above mentioned symptoms in a patient are triggered, immediately he should report to an ophthalmologist.

Management

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

Uveitis with complicated cataract, uveitis with glaucoma and uveitis with vitreoretinal complications are handled in close cooperation with specialized consultants in the respective fields

Points to remember

This is to be kept in mind that uveitis is a recurrent condition. Therefore, it requires a prolonged and regular follow up with doctor.

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.

Doctors available in premises

  • Dr. Anirudhha Maiti

    MBBS, DO (Gold Medalist), DNB, FRVS, FICO (U.K.)

    Specialization :Vitreo-Retina
    After MBBS from Calcutta National Medical College in 2000 Dr. Aniruddha Maiti completed Diploma in Ophthalmology from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology ,Kolkata. This was followed by DNB and long term vitreo retinal fellowship from Mumbai.
    He has multiple publications and presentations in International & National forums along with instruction courses in ASRS ,AIOS and OSWB Conferences.His list of awards includes DrAnutoshDutta Gold Medal, 2005 for DO, AIOS Quiz winner 2008, the Young Researchers Award in AIOS 2010, IJO Gold Award for best publication in Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 2012, Fellow of International Council of Ophthalmology(FICO),2012 Dr K P Roy Memorial Award and Dr B K MitraMemorial Award for best paper presentation in State Annual Conference 2012 & 2013 and AIOS APOS K VengalaRao Award for best paper in Comprehensive Ophthalmology in All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) Annual Conference, 2015, best poster in 2017 State annual conference. He is recipient of HONOR Award from American Society of Retina Specialists in 2018 for outstanding academic contribution in ASRS. He was the Scientific Committee Chairman of OSWB from 2015-2016 and presently he is the PG Education Chairman and Joint Secretary of Ophthalmic Society of West Bengal. He is a mentor for many VR Surgeons in India , Nepal & Bangladesh.

  • Dr. Prosenjit Mondal

    Dr. Prosenjit Mondal

    MBBS, MS, FVRS

    Specialization :Vitreo-Retina
    Dr. Prosenjit Mondal completed his MBBS from R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata & MS from GSVM Medical College Kanpur. He has done fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery from Aravind Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute Of Ophthalmology.Subsequently he was medical officer at Aravind Eye Hospital Pondicherry. Dr. Mondal can perform Buckling Surgery, Sutureless Trans conjunctival Pars plana Vitrectomy for Retinal Detachment, Diabetic Vitrectomy, Macular Hole, Intraocular Foreihn body removal,Endophthalmitis & Scleral fixated IOL.He has special interest in Retinopathy Of Prematurity.

  • Dr. Sangeeta Roy

    Dr. Sangeeta Roy

    MBBS, MD, FICO

    Specialization :Vitreo-Retina
    Dr.Sangeeta Roy has done her MBBS from Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and hospital in 2008. She has completed her MD in Ophthalmology from Dr.Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences ,AIIMS in 2012. She was awarded with the Bodhraj Sabharwal gold medal for best post graduate student (2012). She joined as a senior resident in the vitreoretina services in AIIMS in 2012. She was awarded with the fellowship of International college of ophthalmology in 2014.Previously she had worked as a vitreoretina consultant in Grewal eye institute,Chandigarh. She has several papers in indexed and non indexed journals.

  • Dr. Alok Agrawal

    MBBS , MS Ph.D(Eye), FMRF, FSNEC

    Specialization : Cataract, Medical Retina & Uvea
    Dr. Alok Agrawal graduated from India in 2003. After his undergraduate degree he went and did a long-term observer ship in different eye hospitals in USA. He received his Postgraduate degree in Ophthalmology from India in 2008 and Ph.D. in Ophthalmology in 2011.
    He did his long term fellowship training in Uveitis in 2008 at Sankara Nethralaya, India and later has acquired a wealth of experience in managing patients with a variety of complex ocular inflammatory diseases after doing another International Clinical Fellowship in Ocular Immunology & Inflammation Services from Singapore National Eye Center, Singapore in 2010.
    Dr. Alok’s uveitis research interests are mainly in Vogt-Koyanagi Harada Disease, Cytomegalovirus infection in the immunocompetent. Dr. Alok’s other passion is in uveitic cataract surgery.