Uveitis Treatment at Wake Forest Baptist
Uveitis is swelling and irritation in the middle layer of
the eye. It’s caused by a malfunction in the immune system, not the eye.
At many medical centers, patients with uveitis must see both
a rheumatologist and ophthalmologist for specialty eye care treatment. But at
Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center, patients get complete care from a single
source. Our uveitis specialists handle everything from diagnosis to therapy to
Part of the International Uveitis Study Group, WFBH Eye
Center is on the forefront of uveitis treatment. We offer some of the newest
specialty eye care therapies, including drug injections, drug implants and oral
medications not available elsewhere.
Although uveitis is typically treated with steroids, WFBH
ophthalmologists try to avoid prescribing steroids whenever possible. Rather,
we recommend steroid-sparing drugs to reduce eye inflammation. These drugs help
patients avoid some undesirable effects of steroid use, such as weight gain,
heart palpitations and bone loss.
Request an appointment online with a uveitis treatment specialist or call 888-716-WAKE.
View our list of specialty eye care treatments.