The ocular manifestations of sexually transmitted diseases

TitleThe ocular manifestations of sexually transmitted diseases
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsDeschenes J, Seamone C, Baines M
JournalCan J Ophthalmol
Pagination177 - 85
Date PublishedJun
ISSN0008-4182 (Print) 0008-4182 (Linking)
Accession Number2191758
KeywordsAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications, Adolescent, Adult, Animals, Anoplura, Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use, Chlamydia Infections / complications, Conjunctivitis / diagnosis / etiology / therapy, Eye Infections / diagnosis / *etiology / therapy, Gonorrhea / complications, Herpes Simplex / complications, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Irrigation, Lice Infestations / transmission, Ophthalmia Neonatorum / diagnosis / etiology / therapy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases / *complications, Syphilis / complications

The problem of ocular involvement in sexually transmitted diseases is encountered by ophthalmologists in everyday practice. This paper reviews the ocular manifestations of some of the more common sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea and infections caused by herpes simplex, Chlamydia trachomatis and Phthirus pubis. Current methods of diagnosis and treatment are discussed. Neonatal infections associated with sexually transmitted diseases are also reviewed.

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