Cole Eye Institute uveitis doctors are dedicated to providing timely treatment for this serious condition, which left untreated, can lead to damaged eyesight or blindness. Our team performs expert eye evaluations to diagnose all types of uveitis (caused by infection or infection-related immune system disturbances) and begin treatment, which can involve eye drops, antibiotics or other medication. Our physicians work with patients to manage relapses and minimize permanent vision damage.
Careen Lowder, MD, PhD
Careen Y. Lowder, MD, PhD, was born in Hong Kong, SAR China, and raised in Brazil where she completed her secondary education. She obtained her BA, MD and PhD degrees at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her internship and residency in ophthalmology at Cleveland Clinic. This was followed by fellowships in uveitis at F.I. Proctor Foundation and in ophthalmic pathology, both at the University of California San Francisco.
Dr. Lowder has been a full, professional Staff Physician at Cleveland Clinic since 1986. She is Past-President of the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society and was on its Education Committee from 1994 through 2004. Dr. Lowder has been Activity Director for Ophthalmology Grand Rounds since 1999 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association as Specialty Director for Ophthalmology from 2002-2010. She was elected President of the Panamerican Society in Ocular Inflammatory Diseases in 1999.
Dr. Lowder has been leader of the World Class Service Team at Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, and patient satisfaction has improved from 42% excellent to 84% during her tenure. Dr. Lowder is frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings and has more than 100 publications in the field of uveitis.
Sunil Srivastava, MD
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code i32
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
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