Inflammatory eye diseases can cause pain, swelling, blurry vision, irritation, and redness in one or both eyes and may lead to blindness. They can originate in the eyes, as with uveitis, keratitis, and thyroid eye disease (also known as Graves’ Disease). Or they may be linked to autoimmune or inflammatory diseases that also affect other parts of the body, such as rheumatoid arthritis, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), scleroderma, and sarcoidosis.
Inflammatory eye diseases are a group of conditions that cause irritation and tissue damage in different parts of the eye. Because these diseases can lead to partial or complete vision loss, it’s important to receive prompt care from a team of experts. Our ocular immunologists are specially trained ophthalmologists who work with other specialists, including rheumatologists, to accurately diagnose your condition and provide personalized treatments. Our goals are to preserve your vision, improve or eliminate your symptoms, and restore your quality of life.
What Are Inflammatory Eye Diseases?
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