Ocular manifestations in psoriasis of Iraqi patients


  • Ahmed Abdulhussein Kawen Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, University of Thi-Qar, Thi-Qar, Iraq
  • Muataz Hasan Jaaz Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Thi-Qar, Thi-Qar, Iraq


Ocular, Psoriasis, HLA


Objective A cross-sectional study was established in Iraq Dhi Qar Governorate, which aimed to determine the prevalence of ocular manifestations in psoriasis among Iraqi patients.   Methods This study was designed according to the frequency of ocular manifestations in psoriasis in Iraq, where reliance was placed on the statistical analysis program SPSS and the Schirmer test. To semiquantitative test of tear production that measures the physical tendency of a fluid to travel along a strip of porous material by capillary action due to surface tension for the diagnosis of dry eye. The statistical analysis program SPSS was relied on to analyse demographic data and information about patients.   Results/Conclusion The statistical analysis program SPSS was relied on to analyse demographic data and information about patients. The mean age of the patients was 45.2±13.5, and results were found with a statistical correlation between ocular diseases in patients, where a high percentage of contract was found for 50 patients and 100 eyes. In addition, other abnormalities in the eye were found, including keratitis and blepharitis. Moreover, the presence of eye diseases affects the degree of disease activity and the cutaneous form of psoriasis. It can affect one or both eyes, as it generally appears with outbreaks of infections that recur over time. About half of uveitis is due to an unknown cause.  


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Kawen AA, Jaaz MH. Ocular manifestations in psoriasis of Iraqi patients. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2024Apr.21 [cited 2024May22];34(2):453-7. Available from: https://jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/2694



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