Year : 2022  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 131-134

Ocular Disorders Complicating Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a Nigerian

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; Guinness Eye Centre, Onitsha, Nigeria
2 Guinness Eye Centre, Onitsha, Nigeria
3 Department of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

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Dr. Chizoba U Uba-Obiano
Department of Ophthalmology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, 420007
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DOI: 10.4103/njo.njo_23_21

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a connective tissue disorder involving a myriad of organs and structures in the body. We present a 45-year-old woman diagnosed with SLE at the rheumatology clinic and complained of gradual decrease in vision in the course of treatment. Analysis of case history, clinical features, and results of investigation was carried out. Ocular features reported were keratoconjunctivitis, mild visual impairment, nystagmus, and optic neuropathy. This is to report a case of ocular involvement in a Nigerian patient with SLE. SLE may be complicated by ocular disorders leading to visual impairment. Early ophthalmic assessment is therefore recommended for patients with SLE.

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