[Ophthalmic manifestations in Lyme borreliosis]

Przegl Epidemiol. 2002;56 Suppl 1:85-90.
[Article in Polish]


We reviewed ophthalmic manifestations in Lyme borreliosis, concentrating on clinical and laboratory diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment options. Ocular involvement may occur in every stage of the disease. Conjunctivitis and episcleritis are the most frequent manifestations of the early stage. Neuro-ophthalmic disorders and uveitis occur in the second stage whereas keratitis, chronic intraocular inflammation and orbital myositis have been reported in the third stage of borreliosis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Borrelia burgdorferi*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial* / diagnosis
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial* / drug therapy
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial* / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease / complications*