Ocular Sarcoidosis

Sirichai Pasadhika, James T. Rosenbaum

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Abstract

Sarcoidosis is one of the leading causes of inflammatory eye disease. Ocular sarcoidosis can involve any part of the eye and its adnexal tissues and may cause uveitis, episcleritis/scleritis, eyelid abnormalities, conjunctival granuloma, optic neuropathy, lacrimal gland enlargement, and orbital inflammation. Glaucoma and cataract can be complications from inflammation itself or adverse effects from therapy. Ophthalmic manifestations can be isolated or associated with other organ involvement. Patients with ocular sarcoidosis can present with a wide range of clinical presentations and severity. Multidisciplinary approaches are required to achieve the best treatment outcomes for both ocular and systemic manifestations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-683
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dry eye
  • Eye
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Orbital inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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