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Uveitis and Iritis

Uveitis is an inflammatory condition of the eye. It can be caused by trauma to the eye, infection or autoimmune conditions. Symptoms of uveitis include eye pain, redness, light sensitivity, and blurred vision. It often affects people between the ages of 20 -50.

Iritis, also known as anterior uveitis has a rapid onset and usually only affects one eye at a time. There is no cure, only treatment to control the inflammation, which is usually very effective. Unfortunately, iritis is often recurring.

If left untreated or in chronic cases, the cornea can become cloudy, intraocular pressure can rise, cataracts develop and retinal swelling may occur, significantly affecting vision.

Treatment of uveitis and iritis involves the use of corticosteroids to reduce the eye inflammation. Most cases respond to steroids in eye drop form.

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Dr Dana Robaei - Sydney Ophthalmologist

Dr Dana Robaei

Ophthalmic Surgeon MBBS(Hons) BSc(med) MPH PhD FRANZCO

Dr Dana Robaei is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon, with fellowship training in Cataract Surgery and Corneal Transplantation from Moorfields Eye Hospital, and Medical Retina from Sydney Eye Hospital.

She has extensively published in the national and international ophthalmic literature, and presented at international ophthalmology conferences.

She specialises in Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Macular Degeneration and all aspects of comprehensive ophthalmology.

Dr Robaei is committed to clinical and surgical excellence, with the aim of providing the highest possible standard of care based on the latest available evidence, in combination with effective communication to patients and their referrers.

Professional Qualifications


  • Graduated from UNSW with Honours, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Master of Public Health, UNSW
  • PhD in medicine (Visual impairment in Australian School Children)
  • Advances specialty training in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery at Sydney Eye Hospital
  • Subspecialty fellowship training in cataract surgery and corneal transplantation at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London UK
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer in ophthalmology, University of Sydney
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Westmead Hospital
  • Director of Forest Eye Surgery, Frenchs Forest