Collagen vascular diseases: cutaneous manifestations in ophthalmology.

Daniel Albert // Publications // Nov 01 2000

PubMed ID: 11106192

Author(s): Meldrum ML, Kurban RS, Foster CS, Albert DM, O’Brien JM. Collagen vascular diseases: cutaneous manifestations in ophthalmology. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2000 Nov;16(6):459-70. Review. PMID 11106192

Journal: Ophthalmic Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 6, Nov 2000

PURPOSE To describe the effects of collagen vascular diseases on the eyelids and periorbital tissues.

METHODS Retrospective review of dermatologic pathology slides at Massachusetts General Hospital and eye pathology slides at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts.

RESULTS A spectrum of dermatologic manifestations of collagen vascular diseases was observed, affecting the eyelids and periorbital region.

CONCLUSIONS Collagen vascular diseases may present complicated diagnostic and clinical challenges for the practicing ophthalmologist. Familiarity with the cutaneous periocular manifestations of these diseases may facilitate early recognition, diagnosis, and ophthalmologic intervention where necessary.