Uveitis

kesenThe Uveitis section at the West Virginia University – Eye Institute provides comprehensive medical and surgical management for all ocular inflammatory diseases, and is the only center in the state that offers multidisciplinary care for patients with complex inflammatory diseases of the eye.

Our Services

The Uveitis section is the latest addition to our wide spectrum of subspecialty eye care services.

Diagnostic Imaging
WVU’s state-of-the-art technical capabilities provide outstanding tools in diagnosis and management of ocular inflammatory diseases.

Spectral-Domain OCT: Non-contact imaging technology that provides detailed cross-sectional images of the eye.
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Spectral-domain OCT image demonstrates cystoid macular edema (CME), one of the major causes of legal blindness in patients with uveitis.

Fluorescein and Indocyanine Green (ICG) angiography, Fundus Autofluorescence (FAF): In-office diagnostic tools to assess the extent and severity of various inflammatory diseases.
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Angiography demonstrates the extent and severity of the posterior segment involvement in patients with uveitis.

Ophthalmic ultrasonography: Contact imaging technology, with high-frequency sound waves that are reconstructed as an image on a monitor.

Functional Testing

  • Electroretinography (ERG) – ganzfield ERG and multifocal ERG
  • Electro-oculography (EOG)
  • Visual field testing (VF)

Therapeutic Capabilities

  • Medical management of complex inflammatory diseases: A multidisciplinary approach is available to allow for the best possible care through collaborations with Rheumatology or Infectious Diseases in the management of complex cases.
  • Intravitreal injections and intraocular steroid implants (OZURDEX, RETISERT)
  • Surgical management of complex inflammatory diseases: Small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy surgery for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, removal of uveitic cataract in complex cases.

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