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Title: Acute myopic shift in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Authors: Yosar, Jason
Whist, Eline
Citation: American journal of ophthalmology case reports 2019-12; 16: 100562
Abstract: To describe a rare case of acute, transient myopic shift occurring as a feature of a flare of systemic lupus erythematosus. A 22-year-old Indigenous Australian woman with diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus was admitted with blurry vision and periorbital oedema. She had a refractive error of -7.50 DS in the right eye and -3.50 DS in the left eye and cotton wool spots throughout the posterior poles of the retina of each eye. Treatment with intravenous and oral steroids resulted in rapid resolution of myopia and improvement in visual acuity. Systemic lupus erythematosus disproportionately affects more indigenous than non-indigenous Australians with greater disease burden and severity. This case describes a rare manifestation of this disease.
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Journal title: American journal of ophthalmology case reports
Publication Date: 2019-12
Type: Case Reports
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2019.100562
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