Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research

: 2011  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 284--308

CNS Diseases and Uveitis

Pia Allegri1, Roberto Rissotto2, Carl P Herbort3, Ugo Murialdo1 
1 Uveitis Center, Ophthalmology Department, Rapallo Hospital, Genova, Italy
2 Neurology Department, San Martino Hospital, Genova, Italy
3 Center for Ophthalmic Specialized Care; University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Correspondence Address:
Pia Allegri
Director of Uveitis Referral Center of Rapallo Hospital (Genova), Via San Pietro 8, 16035 Rapallo, Genova, Italy

A number of inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic and idiopathic disorders affect the eye and the central nervous system (CNS) concurrently or at different time frames. These conditions pose a diagnostic challenge to the clinician since they may present with similar ocular and neurological manifestations. The purpose of this review is to describe major neurological syndromes including multiple sclerosis, Vogt-Koyanagi- Harada disease, other autoimmune syndromes, and several infectious diseases which may affect the eye. This article may serve as a guide for the diagnosis and treatment of such disorders. It should be noted that these conditions have been viewed from a neurologist«SQ»s perspective thereby neurologic involvement is stressed.

How to cite this article:
Allegri P, Rissotto R, Herbort CP, Murialdo U. CNS Diseases and Uveitis.J Ophthalmic Vis Res 2011;6:284-308

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Allegri P, Rissotto R, Herbort CP, Murialdo U. CNS Diseases and Uveitis. J Ophthalmic Vis Res [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Oct 1 ];6:284-308
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