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 between the white part of – called the sclera – and the inner layer (retina) of the eye.

Uvea contains three important structures:

  • The iris: That’s the coloured 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.

What is uveitis?

Any inflammation of the uvea is called uveitis.

What are the causes of uveitis?

The three main causes of uveitis are

  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Rheumatological disorders

What are the symptoms of uveitis?

  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Pain on looking at light
  • Decreased vision
  • Floaters

Doctors specialised in management of uveitis at Susrut

  • Dr. Alok Agrawal

    Dr. Alok Agrawal

    MBBS, MS

    Specialization : Cataract, Medical Retina and Uvea

    Dr. Alok Agrawal graduated in 2003 and received his PG degree in Ophthalmology in 2008. He did his long term fellowship training in Uveitis from SN, Chennai and SNEC, Singapore.

  • Dr. Anirudhha Maiti

    MBBS, DO (Gold Medalist), DNB, FRVS, FICO, MRCSEd

    Specialization : Retina and Vitreous

    After MBBS from Calcutta National Medical College in 2000, completed Diploma in Ophthalmology from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Kolkata. This was followed by DNB & long term vitreoretinal fellowship from Mumbai. He has multiple publications and presentations in international & national forums along with instruction courses in ASRS , AIOS & OSWB Conferences. His list of awards include Dr Anutosh Dutta 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 Mitra Memorial Award for best paper presentation in State Annual Conference 2012 & 2013 , AIOS APOS K Vengala Rao Award for best paper in Comprehensive Ophthalmology in All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) Annual Conference 2015, best poster in 2017 OSWB annual conference. Recipient of HONOR Award from American Society of Retina Specialists in 2018 for outstanding academic contribution in ASRS. Received International Ophthalmic Heroes of India from AIOS in 2019. Awarded MRCSEd (Ophthalmology) from Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2019. He was the PG Education Committee Chairman and Joint Secretary of Ophthalmological Society of West Bengal. Presently he is the Scientific Committee Chairman of OSWB from 2019-2020.

  • Dr. Prosenjit Mondal

    Dr. Prosenjit Mondal


    Specialization : Retina and Vitreous

    Dr. Prosenjit Mondal completed his MBBS from R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata & MS from GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. He has done fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery from Aravind Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute Of Ophthalmology. Subsequently he worked as medical officer at Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry. Dr. Mondal can perform scleral buckling, sutureless trans-conjunctival pars plana vitrectomy, diabetic vitrectomy, macular hole, intraocular foreign body removal, endophthalmitis & scleral fixated IOL. He has special interest in retinopathy of prematurity.

  • Dr. Sangeeta Roy

    Dr. Sangeeta Roy


    Specialization : Retina and Vitreous

    Dr. Sangeeta Roy has done her MBBS from Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital in 2008. She has completed her MD (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.