Eye Inflammation Care

Our eye care specialists offer sophisticated technologies to diagnose and treat uveitis and ocular inflammation.

Eye Inflammation Care

Our eye care specialists offer sophisticated technologies to diagnose and treat uveitis and ocular inflammation.

Understanding Eye Inflammation Conditions and Expert Treatments

Our compassionate team of physicians at the USC Roski Eye Institute has expertise in providing exceptional care for inflammations and infections affecting the uveal tract, vitreous, retina and sclera. Eye inflammation includes uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer of the eye) and ocular (eye) inflammation which seriously affects your vision. With timely and appropriate intervention, we can help preserve and restore sight.

We understand the impact eye inflammation can have and how serious it is. These conditions can lead to severe swelling and potential eye tissue loss. Our team is dedicated to precisely identifying and treating uveitis and ocular inflammation.

Eye Inflammation Conditions We Treat

Our physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of eye inflammation conditions. Our dedicated team of experts is committed to providing comprehensive care to help reduce your discomfort and preserve your vision.

Each condition requires careful evaluation and individualized treatment to manage symptoms, prevent complications and preserve your vision. We treat many uveitis and ocular inflammation conditions, including:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Anterior uveitis
  • Autoimmune retinopathy
  • Behcet’s syndrome
  • Birdshot chorioretinopathy
  • Cancer-associated retinopathy
  • Cat scratch disease
  • Choroidal neovascularization
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroiditis
  • CMV retinitis
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis
  • Herpetic uveitis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • HLA-B27 iridocyclitis
  • Intermediate uveitis
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Lyme disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Ocular tuberculosis
  • Panuveitis
  • Posterior uveitis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Retinal vasculitis
  • Retinitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rheumatological disorders
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sympathetic ophthalmia
  • Syphilis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease

Eye Inflammation Symptoms

Eye inflammation is caused by many conditions, including allergens; autoimmune disorders, such as Crohn’s disease; or infections, such as shingles or cytomegalovirus (a viral retina infection). Symptoms can appear suddenly and are different for each person and depend on the type and location of inflammation. Symptoms include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Eye redness and eye pain
  • Floaters (seeing specks or shadows) 
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Swelling and irritation

As a comprehensive eye care center, we help you understand and identify these symptoms so you can quickly get the help you need to protect your eye health. Because you can experience significant damage to the optic nerve before you even have symptoms, getting regular check-ups is important, especially if you are over age 40.

Eye Inflammation Treatments We Offer

Your treatment plan depends on how severe the condition is and which part of your eye is affected. Treatments we offer to bring you relief include:

  • Eye drops
  • Injections in or around the eye
  • Steroid medicine

Expert Care for Eye Inflammation

Our eye care specialists collaborate with other experts, including rheumatologists, neurologists and gastroenterologists, to make sure you receive whole-person care.

You have access to nationally recognized experts in eye care, who are board-certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologists.

Our physician-researchers conduct extraordinary research in eye imaging approaches to diagnose infectious and non-infectious autoimmune uveitis early.

We’re working to develop surgical techniques to establish diagnoses in enigmatic causes of uveitis.

Our Team

Annie Nguyen, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Ophthalmology
Cornea and External Disease, Refractive Surgery, Laser Vision Correction  View more
Grace and Emery Beardsley Professor of Ophthalmology
Anterior Segment Diseases, Retina and Vitreous Diseases, Pathology  View more

Brian C. Toy, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Retina and Vitreous Diseases, Uveitis, Optical Coherence Tomography  View more

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