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)

It is with great sadness we report the recent death of Antonio Secchi (Padova, Italy) one of the Founder Members of the IUSG. Antonio’s early work was on the immunopathology of the lens, he then specialised in uveitis but was also an acknowledged expert in allergic eye disease. He was a highly respected, approachable and well-liked member of the IUSG. He was a wonderful and generous host and organiser of the 6th International Symposium on Uveitis held at Venezia-Mestra in September 2004.








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