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Dr. Ghassan Zein

Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Opthalmology Consultant

Prof. Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic Surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA

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Head & Neck Surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA

Jimmy S. Firouz, MD

Plastic Surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA

Joely Kaufman, MD

Dermatologist
Miami

Dr. Ghassan Zein

Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Opthalmology Consultant

Prof. Jorge Alió, MD

Ophthalmologist
Spain

Prof. Kenneth Wright, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmologist
Los Angeles

Prof. Stephen Foster, MD

Ophthalmologist
America

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Uveitis Treatment

At Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait our world class ophthalmologists specialize in testing, diagnosing, and treating eye conditions such as uveitis. Uveitis can be serious when not treated properly by a board certified ophthalmologist. At BHMC Kuwait, our board certified ophthalmologists use only the latest techniques and technology in treating the eyes.

Uveitis is inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, or the uvea. The uvea is made up of the choroid, which provides blood flow to the deeper layers of the retina, ciliary body, and the iris. The most common type of uveitis is an inflammation of the iris called iritis, however there are a couple different types of uveitis:

  • Anterior uveitis (iridocyclitis) is the inflammation of the iris and anterior chamber. This type of uveitis can be reoccurring and makes op 90% of uveitis cases.
  • Intermediate uveitis (cyclitis) consists of swelling in the vitreous cavity or pars plana.
  • Posterior uveitis (chorioretinitis) is the inflammation of the retina and choroid.
  • Pan-Uveitis is inflammation of all the layers of the uvea, including the iris.

Uveitis Treatment Beverly Hills Kuwait

Uveitis Symptoms

The main causes of uveitis are unknown, however uveitis can be related to trauma, infections, and autoimmune disorders. All types of uveitis can lead to vision loss if gone untreated. Symptoms of uveitis can be present in one or both eyes and can develop over time. If you experience any of the following signs or symptoms, be sure to seek treatment immediately.

  • Eye redness
  • Eye pain
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurred vision
  • Dark, floating spots in your field of vision (floaters)
  • Decreased vision
  • Whitish area inside the eye in front of the lower part of the colored area of the eye

Uveitis Treatment

At Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait, our ophthalmologists treat uveitis in several different ways, including treating the underlying condition first. Treatment can include medication such as antibiotics or eyedrops, cytotoxic medication, or surgery for treatment of severe cases. While uveitis is not difficult to diagnosis, it can be very difficult to treat.  Specialist resources should be considered for ongoing care of uveitis lasting more than three months.

Corticosteroid- This anti-inflammatory medication can be given to treat uveitis. It can be given in pill form, eye drops, or an injection into the eye. Sometimes a device is implanted into your eye and releases medication slowly over the span of 2 years.

Antibiotics- If your uveitis is caused by an infection, antiviral or antibiotics may be given. This can be used with other treatments or alone in minor cases.

Cytotoxic medication–  This type of medication is used in very serious cases that can threaten vision and can destroy the inflamed cells.

Vitrectomy- This is a type of surgery that will remove some of the vitreous in your eye. Your vitreous is the white, jelly part of your eye. Taking a sample of this type of material can provide information on how to treat your specific case.

Healing depends mainly on the cause and severity of your uveitis. Severe inflammation in the back of the eye can take longer to heal then anterior uveitis. It is important to follow the instructions for post care, as uveitis can reoccur.

Uveitis Specialists

A uveitis specialist is an ophthalmologist with a special, specific interest in uveitis, and who has become proficient in the diagnosis and management of patients with uveitis.  Most people who want to consult with a true specialist in uveitis or ocular immunology will have to travel outside of their community. Complications of uveitis can also affect the retina and the cornea. Therefore you should seek a ophthalmologist with training in all of those areas.

Our ophthalmologists at Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait are highly trained in treating all cases of uveitis and use only the latest technology in diagnosing and treating this condition. If you think you may be experiencing signs or symptoms of uveitis, you should contact one of our ophthalmologists at BHMC Kuwait immediately to schedule a consultation or appointment  by calling +(965)-222-89999.

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