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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.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions related to uveitis, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Sapna S. Gangaputra

Sapna S. GangaputraMD, MPH

    Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Rheumatology, Uveitis
Stephen J. Kim

Stephen J. KimMD

    Adult Ocular Tumor, Detached Retina, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Uveitis

Why Choose Uveitis Care at Vanderbilt

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    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.

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    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. 

  • health, circle, cross, Comprehensive care
    Comprehensive care

    We care for patients through diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, education and research. From the most simple to the most complex treatment, we provide a full range of options to address your specific needs and preferences.

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    Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


  • Advanced anti-inflammatory therapy
  • Aqueous biopsy
  • Blood tests
  • B-scan ultrasonography (ophthalmic ultrasound)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis
  • CT scan
  • Intra-ocular methotrexate


2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232
4601 Carothers Parkway, Suite 450
Franklin, TN 37067

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