Uveitis is broadly defined as inflammation of the uvea. The uvea is the middle layer of the eye, consisting of the pigmented vascular structures including the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. Uveitis can lead to redness and eye pain, glaucoma, scarring, and loss of vision. Uveitis requires treatment to control the inflammation.

The causes of uveitis

The most common cause of uveitis is related to immunologic factors, resulting in inflammation and tissue destruction of the eye. Although uveitis can be idiopathic, it can also be caused by trauma, infectious agents, or be associated with systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.


Uveitis may be classified anatomically into anterior, intermediate, posterior, and pan-uveitis.


Uveitis may cause eye redness, eye pain, blurred vision, light sensitivity, floaters, and/or headaches. Uveitis may be associated with abdominal or bowel symptoms, multiple sclerosis, arthritis or back pain, or other collagen vascular disorders.

Treatment of Uveitis

Uveitis is typically treated with glucocorticoid steroids, either as eye drops or oral therapy. When the inflammation is not well controlled or persistent, a peri-ocular or intra-ocular steroid injection can be administered. Very severe or persistent uveitis may require a steroid implant into the vitreous cavity.

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Our highly skilled Board-Certified Ophthalmologists and experienced Optometrists, along with our caring staff, are dedicated to preserving and improving your vision. It is our philosophy and belief that we take care of our patients like members of our own family.

Our Offices

Quality Eye Centers are the operating locations for "Quality Eye Associates".   We serve the southern New Jersey area from these locations:

  • Address: 2020 New Road
      Linwood, NJ 08221
    Phone: (609) 927-2020
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm
      Thursday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
      2 Saturdays monthly,
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Address: 315 South Main Street (Route 9 S)
      Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
    Phone: (609) 465-0100
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Address: 1300 Asbury Avenue
      Ocean City, NJ 08226
    Phone: (609) 391-2121
    Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Saturdays 9:00 am – 1: 00 pm

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment or for any eye related questions, contact us via telephone or email.

Telephone: (609) 927-2020
E-mail: qualityeye@qualityeye.comcastbiz.net

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