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Ophthalmologic manifestations of rheumatologic conditions | 23392
Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0533

Ophthalmologic manifestations of rheumatologic conditions


2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Orthopedics & Rheumatology

August 19-21, 2013 Embassy Suites Las Vegas, NV, USA

Alice Song

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Orthop Muscul Syst

Abstract :

Purpose: To review various ophthalmologic and orbital manifestations of rheumatologic conditions. Methods: Retrospective review of ophthalmologic, oculoplastic and orbital presentations of rheumatologic conditions including sarcoidosis, lupus, orbital inflammatory pseudotumor, Sjogren?s syndrome, and Wegener?s granulomatosis. Results: Ophthalmologics presentations such as dry eyes, uveitis, glaucoma, cataracts, eyelid ptosis, proptosis, orbital mass, lacrimal gland enlargement, and nasolacrimal duct obstruction are discussed. Appropriate diagnoses and treatments are biopsy, imaging studies, topical corticosteroids, treatment of the underlying systemic condition with immunosuppressive agents, ptosis repair, and dacryocystorhinostomy. Conclusions: Ophthalmologic presentations may be the initial manifestation of a rheumatologic condition or may be a later manifestation in the disease course. Treatments are usually immunosuppressive agents. Long-term sequelae may necessitate surgical repair.

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