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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015
Ocular Involvement in Connective Tissue Disorders in a Tertiary Hospital
Dr. G. Ravibabu M. S. | Dr. B. Sailaja M. D. | Dr. G. Prasanna Sundari 
Abstract: Connective tissue disorders are systemic auto immune disorders. Ocular involvement is reported frequently in these diseases. Aim of the study–To assess and review the ocular involvement in Connective tissue disorders. Methods- This is a hospital based Retrospective observational case series analysis of patients. Clinical data regarding connective tissue diseases (CTD) and full Ophthalmic examination were extracted from medical records of the Medicine & Ophthalmic departments of Government general Hospital, Guntur. Results-In 76 Rheumatoid Arthritis patients examined, Dry Eye was 40%, Drug induced complications are also noted. In S. L. E (25)patients, Dry eye syndrome was 20%, Steroid induced Glaucoma 4%, steroid induced cataract 7% and retinopathy 7%.
Keywords: Collagen disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, RA, Systemic Lupus Erythematosis, SLE, Ocular manifestations, Dry eye syndrome
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015,
Pages: 1692 - 1694
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