Ophthalmic Aspects of Lyme Disease Overview of Lyme Disease from Medscape

Ophthalmic Aspects of Lyme Disease Overview of Lyme Disease

  • Author: Gerald W Zaidman, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy Sr, MD

Lyme disease is the most common arthropod-related disease in the United States, Europe, and portions of Japan. The disease is transmitted by the bite of an Ixodes tick infected with Borrelia burgdorferi. Ehrlichiosis and babesiosis are also transmitted by the Ixodes tick. Lyme disease is a multisystem spirochetal disorder that can mimic many other diseases. As in syphilis, another spirochetal illness, Lyme disease occurs in 3 stages. Ocular manifestations of Lyme disease may involve any portion of the eye and vary depending on the stage of the disease (see General and Ocular Manifestations, below). With early detection and treatment, the prognosis is favorable.[1, 2, 3, 4]

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