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Sunday, August 13 • 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Ocular signs of systemic disease

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The eye is a privileged site protected by a blood-ocular barrier.  Systemic diseases may cause disruption to this barrier and affect the eye leading to clinical signs often similar to uveitis. Usually both eyes are affected and it is important to rule out local causes of uveitis in trying to obtain a diagnosis. An ophthalmic exam can be important in esatablishing underlying systemic disease. This lecture provides an overview of systemic diseases that can affect the eye, including immune-mediated syndromes, infectious agents, neoplasia and vascular abnormalities

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Mark Billson

Mark graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia in 1990. He developed an early interest in ophthalmology and undertook a PhD at the University of Sydney into Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis, which was awarded in 1996. Following this, Mark moved to Glasgow Universit... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Central B/C