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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY   Fall 2003 , Volume 7 , Number 1; Page(s) 33 To 37.
 
Paper: 

EYE INVOLVEMENT IN ALOPECIA AREATA

 
 
Author(s):  KESHTKAR JAFARI A.R., AKHYANI M., AKHAVAN MALAYERI A., KHEIRI V.
 
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Abstract: 

Background: Alopecia areata is a patchy hair loss that may occur in any hair bearing area on the body. There are many reports of ocular abnormalities such as lens and retinal changes in alopecia areata.

Objective: To evaluate ocular alterations in alopecia areata with regard to the lens and retina.

Patients & Methods: Seventy three patients with alopecia areata including 34 males and 39 females, 69.6% partialis, 11% totalis and 19.2% universalis, were examined with slit lamp, fundoscopy and indirect ophthalmoscopy after full dilatation of pupils.

Results: There was not any changes in patients' lens and retina in this study.

Conclusion: This study showed that lens and retinal changes are uncommon in alopecia areata.

 

 

 

 
Keyword(s): ALOPECIA AREATA, LENS, RETINA
 
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