The Vanderbilt Eye Institute offers a full range of care options to patients with uveitis. Uveitis is also known as ocular inflammation because it causes inflammation of the eye and the surrounding tissue. Left untreated, it can cause vision loss. Our team of specialists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to stabilize your condition and preserve your vision.

Uveitis: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Top specialists. People come to Vanderbilt from all over the region and beyond to see our specialists. Our ophthalmologists are among a small percentage of eye specialists with extensive, specialized training in treating uveitis.
  • Advanced tests and treatments. We have advanced diagnostic tools, and we offer promising new treatments. These include advanced immunosuppressive treatments available at only a few medical centers in the nation.
  • Full spectrum of care. From a simple medical treatment to a more-complex surgical correction, we can provide a full range of the best options to address your specific needs and personal preferences.
  • Clinical trials. Our ophthalmologists are at the forefront of discovering new treatments for uveitis. Through our robust clinical trials program, you may have access to treatments not yet available anywhere else.  

Conditions We Treat

  • Intermediate uveitis
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Optical neuritis
  • Orbital pseudotumor
  • Panuveitis
  • Posterior uveitis
  • Retinitis
  • Scleritis
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitritis

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Advanced anti-inflammatory therapy
  • Aqueous biopsy
  • Blood testing
  • B-scan ultrasonography (ophthalmic ultrasound)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Intra-ocular methotrexate
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis
  • Retinal biopsy
  • Steroid injections
  • Steroid-sparing immunosuppressive medications
  • Vitreous biopsy


Vanderbilt Eye Institute
2311 Pierce Ave. 
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-2020

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Downing McPeak
1403 Andrea St. 
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(615) 936-2020

Vanderbilt Eye Institute Franklin 
4601 Carothers Parkway, Suite 450
Franklin, TN 37067
Adult care: (615) 791-0060
Pediatric care: (615) 936-1034

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Uveitis service, call (615) 936-2020.