The ocular manifestations of sexually transmitted diseases

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1990
Authors:J. Deschenes, Seamone, C., Baines, M.
Journal:Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology
Pagination:177 - 185
Date Published:1990
ISBN Number:0008-4182
Keywords:adolescent, adult, AIDS, animals, Anoplura, Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use, gonorrhea, Herpes Simplex, humans, Infant, Irrigation, Lice Infestations/transmission, Ophthalmia Neonatorum/diagnosis/etiology/therapy, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, sexually transmitted disease, 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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