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The Department of Uveitis is responsible for diagnosing and treating inflammatory problems that affect the middle layer of the eye, known as uvea.
The uvea is the vascular layer of the eye located under the sclera and is composed of three structures: the iris, the ciliary body, and the choroid.
Uveitis can be of different types depending on whether it affects the iris or the ciliary body, the vitreous humor, the choroid, the retina or its blood vessels.
The aim of the department is to diagnose these inflammations and their causes (trauma, infections, autoimmune causes…) in order to administer an adequate treatment (often with corticosteroid or mydriatic drops) and, avoid complications such as cataract or glaucoma.