The Proctor Clinic is reserved for patients with corneal and external eye disease in which there are particularly complicated issues relating to their diagnosis and/or treatment. Patients are seen by approximately eight specialists who then discuss the findings in detail and provide an update to the referring physician. Patients who are interested in obtaining the opinion of multiple specialists in a single sitting are also sometimes seen in this clinic. Patients should plan to spend approximately three to four hours if they are to be seen in this clinic.
Proctor Clinic Phone Number - 415.476.1442
The Sjögren's Clinic was started at UCSF in 1972. This is a multidisciplinary clinic that combines the expertise of oral medicine, rheumatology, and opthalmology to study Sjögren's syndrome. Dr. John P. Whitcher has been the ophthalmologist for the service since 1974. Over the past 30 years internationally recognized criteria for the diagnosis of the syndrome have been developed by the clinic.
Sjögren's Clinic Phone Number - 415.476.2045
The Ocular Inflammatory Disease and Uveitis Clinic provides consultation and direct care to patients with infectious and immunologic diseases of the eye and the area around the eye. The clinic is the primary referral resource for ophthalmologists, internists and rheumatologists in the northern California area and beyond.
The mission of the clinic is to determine the cause of inflammatory diseases and to meet the challenge of treating conditions unresponsive to the usual anti-inflammatory treatments. The clinic's experienced clinicians, with access to the state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic measures, strive to improve outcomes and reduce complications from the inflammation and its treatment.
The clinic is at the leading edge of applying new treatments to reduce ocular inflammation and restore vision. In particular, a variety of non-steroidal medications are used including immunosuppressive and biologic agents to avoid the serious complications of steroids.
The clinic is staffed with Drs. Acharya and Gonzales who are assisted by postdoctoral fellowship ophthalmologists.
Uveitis Clinic Phone Number - 415.476.1442