Ophthalmologic Manifestation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Review

Dong Hyun Lee, Jae Yong Han, Jae Jun Park, Jae Hee Cheon, Min Kim

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In patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ocular extraintestinal manifestations (EIM) are less common than EIM of other systems, but they are clinically important because they can lead to complications that can cause catastrophic damage to the visual acuity and ocular structure. Anterior uveitis and episcleritis are the most common ocular EIM. Involvement of the orbit, posterior segment, and optic nerve can also occur. A variety of treatments are available ranging from topical steroids to systemic immunosuppressive therapies. The treatment of IBD is also essential if the activity of inflammatory bowel disease affects the ocular symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-275
Number of pages7
JournalThe Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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