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Eye involvment in Rheumatic diseases - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologic manifestations are common in patients with rheumatologic disease, and causes including uveitis, episcleritis, scleritis, and retinal vasculitis should be considered in any patient with a red eye or ocular symptoms. Understanding the varied manifestations of eye disease will permit the rheumatologist to better evaluate the activity of the rheumatic disease. The various causes of eye disease in the patient with rheumatologic disease can be difficult to distinguish, and urgent referral to an ophthalmologist is necessary for appropriate evaluation and assistance with management.




American Academy of Ophthalmology

Family Practice Notebook

Arthritis Foundation

The Rheumatologist

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