Which clinical history findings are characteristic of ophthalmologic manifestations of ankylosing spondylitis?

Updated: May 15, 2020
  • Author: Jean Deschênes, MD, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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A thorough history should be taken.

Patients often complain of redness, pain, photophobia, blurry vision, and occasionally tearing. No history of ocular discharge is present.

Many cases of uveitis are unilateral, but the condition can be bilateral.

Attacks often are relatively acute in onset. Some patients may present with chronic symptoms of blurring and ocular hyperemia.

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