Ophthalmic manifestations in Lyme borreliosis. A review

J Neuroophthalmol. 1994 Mar;14(1):15-20. doi: 10.3109/01658109409019482.


Lyme borreliosis is an emerging tick-borne spirochetal infection characterized by a broad variety of symptoms, ranging from neurologic disorders and different skin manifestations to cardiac symptoms. Many ocular and neuro-ophthalmic symptoms have recently been attributed to Lyme disease. Especially in endemic areas ophthalmologists need to be aware of Borrelia burgdorferi as a possible causal agent. The aim of this paper is to present a short review of the literature of ophthalmic disorders resulting from Borrelia burgdorferi infections.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Eye Infections, Bacterial / diagnosis
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease / complications*
  • Lyme Disease / diagnosis