Uveitis

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
Uveitis
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our dedicated uveitis service is highly experienced in treating this condition.
  • We take a team approach to identify sources of eye inflammation.
  • We use state-of-the-art tools to treat even the most complex eye problems.

There are several causes of blindness, and uveitis is potentially serious eye condition that can cause severe vision loss. 

Uveitis produces inflammation that can destroy important eye tissues. It is extremely rare, affecting only about one in 100,000 people. But, uveitis is responsible for as much as 20 percent of legal blindness in the United States.

Uveitis primarily strikes the uvea, where the pigmented parts of the eye (including the iris, ciliary body and choroid) are located, but it also can affect the lens, retina, optic nerve and vitreous (the gel-like substance that fills the middle of the eye). 

At Yale Medicine, our doctors have access to a fully-equipped uveitis service, where physicians use the latest techniques designed to reverse the condition and preserve patients' eyesight.