Ocular myositis

Clare L. Fraser*, Simon E. Skalicky, Avinash Gurbaxani, Peter McCluskey

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Ocular myositis frequently manifests with orbital pain and diplopia. The diagnosis of ocular myositis falls within the overall classification of idiopathic orbital inflammatory diseases, defined as non-infective non-specific orbital inflammation without identifiable local or systemic causes. Orbital myositis may form part of more widespread systemic inflammatory processes such as Crohn's disease and the more recently described IgG4-related disease. There is also a broad range of ophthalmic differential diagnoses. Diagnosis, assessment and management of ocular myositis requires the cooperation of ophthalmologists and rheumatologists/immunologists in order to achieve the best patient outcomes. The current literature and avenues of future research are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-321
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Allergy and Asthma Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Assessment
  • Complications
  • Corticosteroids
  • Crohn's disease
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Extra-ocular muscle
  • Inflammation
  • Management
  • Orbital myositis
  • Pathophysiology
  • Presentation
  • Prognosis
  • Radiotherapy
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Treatment


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