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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 110  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 31-34

Study of the different ocular manifestations in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
2 Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Eiman M Abd El Latif
5 Soliman Mahmoud Street, Cleopatra, 2nd floor, Alexandria, 32124
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejos.ejos_15_17

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Purpose The aim of this study was to describe the features of uveitis in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Patients and methods The present study was an observational study of 132 eyes of 75 children with JIA and uveitis, who were examined with a slit-lamp biomicroscope and a noncontact fundus lens. The features of uveitis are described. Results Among the 75 patients with JIA-associated uveitis, 132 eyes were affected by uveitis. At least one ocular complication was present in 64% of patients and in 67% of eyes affected with uveitis at presentation. In the 132 affected eyes, band keratopathy was the most frequent complication observed (32%), followed by posterior synechiae (28%), cataract (22%), and ocular hypertension (15%). Conclusion In summary, poor vision and ocular complications still occur commonly among children with JIA-related uveitis, particularly if there is a long delay in referral to a tertiary-care center.

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