Ocular involvement in patients with spondyloarthritis

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Rheumatology Oxford Journal

Published online:  1 December 2017

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kex057

Ana Beatriz Santos Bacchiega, Gustavo Guimarães Moreira Balbi,Manuella Lima Gomes Ochtrop, Francisco Assis de Andrade, Roger Abramino Levy, Xenofon Baraliakos.

Objectives: Ocular inflammatory diseases can present as isolated conditions but also as part of systemic inflammatory diseases. Anterior uveitis is closely related to SpA and shares the common genetic background of HLA-B27. Other ocular manifestations, such as episcleritis and scleritis, may also occur, although less frequently.