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Minerva Oftalmologica 2017 December;59(4):95-106

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4903.17.01782-2

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Ocular manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus

Anna J. RAMOS FONTANARI 1, Mila RODRIGUES CONQUEIRA CORREIA LIMA 1, Bruna BRITTO da CRUZ 1, Manuel A. PEREIRA VILELA 2, Umberto LOPES de OLIVEIRA FILHO 1, Daniel BRITO de ARAUJO 1

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil; 2 Department of Clinical Surgery, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil


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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that has a variable clinical presentation, disease course, and prognosis. In SLE, any of the various layers of the eye could be targeted by inflammation, ranging from mild manifestations with a low sight-threatening risk, like keratoconjunctivitis sicca, to serious ones like retinal vasculitis or optic neuritis that could lead to irreversible visual loss


KEY WORDS: Systemic lupus erythematosus - Ophthalmology - Vision disorders

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