Rheumatic Inflammatory Eye Diseases of Childhood


Reiff A., KADAYIFÇILAR S. , ÖZEN S.

RHEUMATIC DISEASE CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, vol.39, no.4, pp.801-833, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rdc.2013.05.005
  • Title of Journal : RHEUMATIC DISEASE CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.801-833

Abstract

Chronic inflammatory eye diseases are a common manifestation of pediatric rheumatologic diseases, potentially leading to lifelong vision impairment and disability. The mechanisms leading to the breach of the blood eye/brain barrier and the subsequent immune attack against a variety of intraocular mostly unidentified antigens remains poorly understood. Pediatric rheumatologists need to be familiar with the various inflammatory eye diseases because they are often responsible for selecting and supervising treatment in close collaboration with the ophthalmologist. This article provides an update of recent developments in the pathogenesis and treatment of the most relevant ocular diseases encountered in rheumatologic practice.