Ocular manifestations in psoriasis: a narrative bibliographic review / Manifestações oculares na psoríase: uma revisão bibliográfica narrativa

Irineu Antunes Neto, Ana Beatriz Ferreira do Amaral Antunes, Giovanna Moysés


Introduction: Psoriasis is an immune-mediated, inflammatory and chronic disease, being considered systemic for the wide range of body systems it can affect. Ocular involvement is present in 10-12% of all psoriatic patients, but is often a neglected and underappreciated manifestation. Objective: This article aims to elucidate the main ocular manifestations related to psoriasis. Development: The research was based on a narrative bibliographic review of reports from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the Scientific Electronic Library Online (Scielo), Google Scholars and Federal University of Bahia databases. As a result, the authors could describe ocular manifestations in psoriasis, related to specific eye sites: eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea, uvea, and lens- and their main symptoms. Uveitis, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, xerosi, and keratoconjunctivitis sicca can be highlighted as the most prevalent ocular symptoms. Final Considerations: Ocular manifestations in psoriatic patients are a prevalent site of involvement and may lead to ophthalmologic complications. To guarantee psoriatic patients a better prognosis and quality of life, it is of considerable importance to make a detailed investigation of ocular symptoms by both dermatologists and ophthalmologists in those patients.


psoriasis, ophthalmology, dermatology, symptoms, relation, eye manifestations.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.34117/bjdv8n5-254