Ocular disease in Caribbean patients with serologic evidence of Lyme borreliosis

J Clin Neuroophthalmol. 1989 Jun;9(2):65-70.

Abstract

Four patients from Caribbean and Central American countries with ocular disease and serologic evidence of Lyme borreliosis are discussed. To our knowledge this is the first report of Lyme disease from this geographic area. Two patients exhibited ocular inflammatory disease, and two patients developed optic neuropathy. A brief discussion of Lyme borreliosis, its serologic diagnosis, and its treatment is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Borrelia Infections
  • Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Endophthalmitis / complications
  • Eye Diseases / complications*
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Lyme Disease / complications*
  • Lyme Disease / drug therapy
  • Lyme Disease / immunology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / complications
  • Penicillins / therapeutic use
  • Tetracycline / therapeutic use
  • Visual Acuity
  • West Indies

Substances

  • Penicillins
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Tetracycline