Advanced Training and Experience
The Duke uveitis clinic is staffed by ophthalmologists with advanced training and experience in managing uveitis, as well as experts in glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal disease. Our uveitis specialists work with rheumatologists to provide a comprehensive plan for managing medications and monitoring for complications. Joint uveitis-rheumatology appointments allow patients to receive a complete eye exam with monitoring of immunosuppressive medications at a single visit.
Infectious uveitis often requires specific treatment tailored to the infection. Duke’s uveitis specialists use specially compounded medications that are not readily available to treat different types of eye infections.
Learning to Manage Your Condition
Your care includes education about your condition, and access to our low vision rehabilitation program, which offers tools for living with impaired vision. Our dedicated social worker is also available to help you and your loved ones manage your care and maximize your quality of life.
Over 30 Years of Innovative Research
Duke’s uveitis specialists have been studying effective treatments for more than 30 years. We were instrumental in the development of a new steroid delivery system and were involved in the clinical trials that led to the 2016 FDA approval of the non-steroidal biologic drug Humira (adalimumab) to treat uveitis. We continue to actively participate in clinical trials and research to broaden our understanding of uveitis and effective treatments, and you may be a candidate to participate in these clinical trials.