Uveitis/Ocular Immunology | Ophthalmology | Loyola Medicine

Uveitis and Ocular Immunology

Advanced Techniques to Diagnose and Treat Uveitis

Loyola Medicine provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for uveitis, a form of eye inflammation. Our dedicated team of doctors, surgeons, rehabilitation specialists and nurses will provide expert care and address any questions and concerns that you may have.

Using a truly integrated approach to care, Loyola’s ophthalmology and immunology specialists excel in the diagnosis and treatment of all inflammatory diseases of the eye, including:

  • Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis
  • Herpetic uveitis
  • HLA-B27-related diseases
  • Inflammation of the eye (Behçet's syndrome)
  • Inflammation of the iris and ciliary body for unknown reasons (idiopathic iridocyclitis)
  • Intermediate inflammatory eye disease (pars planitis)
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lens-induced inflammation of all or part of the eye (uveitis)
  • Multiple sclerosis-related uveitis
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Sarcoidosis panuveitis
  • Syphilitic uveitis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Toxoplasma retinochoroiditis
  • Wegeners granulomatosis

Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates specialists in systemic disorders of the immune system, infectious disease and multiple organ systems to manage these concerns.

 

How are Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Conditions Diagnosed?

Loyola’s ophthalmologists and immunologists are experts at assessing the health and vision of the eyes related to immunologic conditions and diseases. Your doctor will take a detailed medical and family history and conduct a thorough exam. Depending on your condition, your doctor may request testing, including:

  • Fluoroscein angiography
  • Hematologic evaluations
  • Ocular coherence tomography
  • Radiologic evaluations
  • Ultrasound

How are Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Conditions Treated?

Loyola’s ophthalmologists and immunologists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of uveitis and a full range of ocular immunology conditions. Our team has received specialized training to diagnose complex conditions and provide the most advanced treatment options.

Your doctor will develop an individualized treatment plan for your condition that may include:

  • Periocular injections
  • Systemic immunosuppressive therapy
  • Topical medications

Specialized Ophthalmology Services at Loyola

Loyola’s ophthalmology program provides care for men, women and children of all ages in outstanding, conveniently located facilities. We have multidisciplinary facilities at the Loyola University Medical Center campus, in addition to outpatient services at other locations. We offer the following specialized services to provide you with the most comprehensive care:

  • Neuro-ophthalmology — Our highly experienced neurologists and ophthalmologists provide clinically integrated care for eye conditions that are related to the nervous system. Neuro-ophthalmology, a subspecialty of both neurology and ophthalmology, requires specialized training and expertise in problems of the eye, brain, nerves and muscles.
  • Oculoplastics and orbital surgery — Loyola’s surgeons have advanced training in reconstructive, ophthalmologic and cosmetic eye surgery for the eyelids, eyes, eyebrows, orbital cavity and lacrimal (tear duct) system, as well as the cheeks and forehead.
  • Pediatric ophthalmology — Loyola’s pediatric ophthalmology program is dedicated to diagnosing and treating vision disorders and problems in infants, children and adolescents. We take a multidisciplinary approach to care, bringing together the expertise of pediatric ophthalmologists, pediatric eye surgeons, optometrists, certified orthoptists and certified ophthalmic assistants.

Exceptional Research to Advance Ophthalmology Care

Loyola’s expert ophthalmology program is actively pursuing new research with a focus on patient-centered outcomes. As an academic medical center, Loyola is dedicated to improving future treatments by conducting research on new diagnostics and treatments. Loyola’s patients benefit from research discoveries made here; read about Loyola’s current clinical trials.