Ocular Complications of Rheumatic Diseases


Rheumatic diseases are frequently complicated by extra-articular manifestations, often affecting the eye.

This module gives a summary of important conditions, in order of urgency of treatment, for non-ophthalmologists who are involved in the management of patients with rheumatic diseases.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Gain insight into the epidemiology, clinical presentation, common complications and treatment regimens of these ocular manifestations, which may prevent permanent loss of vision
  2. Understand that most symptoms are benign and develop over long periods of time


Authors: Colby Hart, Merv Ferdinands, Leslie Barnsley

Article Type: Narrative review


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Head and Neck Diseases
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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