Hello. My name is Dr. Liz Irvin. I am your ISN Guide to Eye Involvement. In addition to helping Dr. Foster develop resources for this section of the ISN website, I am happy to try to respond to questions that you may have or to redirect you to resources that may be helpful.
I am the founder and moderator of the Uveitis Online Support Group, an international online support community for anyone living with uveitis or other ocular inflammatory disease. I develop web resources for children and adults who live with ocular inflammatory disease. These are all extensions of my volunteer involvement with the Uveitis/OID Support Group at the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation where I am a patient and receive care for uveitis and glaucoma. The foundation president, C. Stephen Foster, M.D., our medical advisor, is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.
I learned about the important work of the ISN through my sister, Charla, who died from scleroderma. It is helpful to me, personally, to be able to volunteer time here; it is a way of remembering her and of being positive in the wake of her loss.
I was asked to tell the community something about my background. I have been working in hospitals as a social worker and health care administrator for over thirty years. I received my PhD from Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work in 1995, and an MSW (master of social work) from Smith College in 1973. I make my home in the greater Boston area.
I look forward to getting to know others who connect through this important community, and welcome and encourage your feedback about our efforts here. My email address is [email protected].
Eye Involvement with Dr. Liz Irvin, ISN Guide to Eye Involvement. ISN.
Normal Tension Glaucoma
Other Eye Diseases of Scleroderma
Eyes in Rheumatic Diseases
Dr. C. Stephen Foster: ISN Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Foster is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation in Cambridge, MA USA. ISN.
Uveitis Glossary. Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, Cambridge, MA USA.
Harvard University / Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation. Extensive patient support forums, glossary, articles, support community. Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, Cambridge, MA USA.
Uveitis Kids. This is a resource website for kids only and they have access to an online support group page there as well. Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, Cambridge, MA USA.
Uveitis Support. International online support community for anyone living with ocular inflammatory disease. Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, Cambridge, MA USA.
Uveitis Information Group The UIG is a UK based organization devoted to providing easily understood patient information and support. UIG.
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