Systemic lupus erythematosus and the eye

Alastair K.O. Denniston*, Erika M. Damato, Philip I. Murray

*Corresponding author for this work

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Ocular involvement is common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), ranging from relatively mild dry eye syndrome to severe sight-threatening disease. The recognition of ocular manifestations is important in the treatment of ocular disease and may indicate underlying active systemic inflammation. Ophthalmic sequelae may also arise from the systemic treatments required for the treatment of SLE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystemic Lupus Erythematosus
Subtitle of host publicationBasic, Applied and Clinical Aspects
EditorsGeorge C. Tsokos
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128020098
ISBN (Print)9780128019177
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
  • Toxic retinopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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