Review Article

Corneal manifestations of selected systemic diseases: A review

Wayne D.H. Gillan
African Vision and Eye Health | Vol 74, No 1 | a287 | DOI: | © 2015 Wayne D.H. Gillan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 January 2015 | Published: 14 August 2015

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Wayne D.H. Gillan, Department of Optometry, University of Johannesburg, South Africa


The corneal manifestations of several selected systemic diseases are reviewed. Metabolic, immunologic and inflammatory and infectious diseases are included. A brief overview of each disease and how it manifests in the cornea is discussed. The importance of conducting a slit-lamp examination on every patient is emphasised.


corneal manifestations; systemic disease


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