OWN - NLM
DA - 20170316
LR - 20170417
IS - 1326-5377 (Electronic)
IS - 0025-729X (Linking)
VI - 206
IP - 5
DP - 2017 Mar 20
TI - Ocular complications of rheumatic diseases.
PG - 224-228
AB - Rheumatic diseases are frequently complicated by extra-articular manifestations,
often affecting the eye. Most of these ocular symptoms are benign and develop
over long periods of time. Some ocular complications of rheumatic disease or the
drugs used to treat the disease are rapidly sight-threatening. It is vital that
sight-threatening complications are recognised quickly, so that appropriate
diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as slit lamp examination and the
initiation of immunosuppressive treatments, can occur in a timely fashion.
Insight into the epidemiology, clinical presentation, common complications and
treatment regimens of these ocular manifestations enables early detection and may
prevent permanent loss of vision.
FAU - Hart, Colby
AU - Hart C
AD - Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC [email protected]
FAU - Ferdinands, Merv
AU - Ferdinands M
AD - Ophthalmology, Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC.
FAU - Barnsley, Leslie
AU - Barnsley L
AD - Rheumatology, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
LA - eng
PT - Journal Article
PT - Review
PL - Australia
TA - Med J Aust
JT - The Medical journal of Australia
JID - 0400714
SB - IM
MH - Eye Diseases/*etiology
MH - Humans
MH - Rheumatic Diseases/*complications
EDAT- 2017/03/17 06:00
MHDA- 2017/04/18 06:00
CRDT- 2017/03/17 06:00
PHST- 2016/03/26 [received]
PHST- 2016/12/08 [accepted]
AID - 10.5694/mja16.00352 [pii]
PST - ppublish
SO - Med J Aust. 2017 Mar 20;206(5):224-228.