Ocular Inflammation and Depression: Ophthalmologists’ Perspective

Author(s): Hande Taylan Sekeroglu, Mehmet Ali Sekeroglu *.

Journal Name: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 18 , Issue 16 , 2018

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Abstract:

Inflammation may act throughout all the systems in the body including the brain and contribute to many pathological processes. This mini-review starts with a brief overview of the literature in respect with the relation between ocular inflammation and depression. In addition, the discussion is mainly condensed on relevant studies about two ocular diseases: uveitis and dry eye. With this review, we aim to summarize the current evidence, potential mechanisms and to provide a clinical point of view to patients with ocular inflammatory diseases who may also be prone to concurrent depression and depressive symptoms.

Keywords: Anxiety, Depression, Dry eye, Inflammation, Ocular, Uveitis.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 18
ISSUE: 16
Year: 2018
Page: [1402 - 1407]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1568026618666180613093722
Price: $58

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