The International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG) was formed in 1978 by a small number of clinicians who shared a common interest in uveitis. Over the next almost 40 years the group has increased in size to over 100 uveitis specialists from all over the world.

The IUSG comprises researchers and clinicians who are committed to stimulate, encourage, and intensify a converted effort in research and clinical management of uveitis, with the goal of developing new methods for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the blinding complications of uveitis.

The IUSG is a member of the International Federation of Ophthalmological Societies (IFOS); the Executive Body of IFOS is the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO).


Purpose (1986 Constitution)
The purpose of the organisation shall be the advancement of knowledge of uveitis within the framework of ophthalmology.


Present IUSG Officers
President: Janet Davis
Secretary: Dara Kilmartin
Treasurer: Marc de Smet
(Immediate Past President: Manfred Zierhut)

Upcoming IUSG Educational Events
IUSG-sponsored symposium on Hot Topics in Uveitis: Highlights of the International Symposium of Uveitis. Society of European Ophthalmology annual meeting 2017, Barcelona Spain 10-13 June 2017

IUSG-sponsored symposium on Expert Use of Systemic Immunomodulatory Therapy. World Ophthalmology Congress biennial meeting, Barcelona Spain 16-19 June 2018

IUSG Annual Meeting. Lausanne, Switzerland. October 17, 2017, 7-10 PM. Keynote speaker: Dr. Peter Villiger, Chairman Rheumatology-Immunology-Allergology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland






The IUSG is a charitable organisation under section 501(c)3 of the US Internal Revenue Service code. The 1023 application and 990 forms for 2013-2015 are available upon request to D.J. Kilmartin, Secretary IUSG,
djkilmartin@me.com