Nichtorganische störungen in der ophthalmologie: Übersicht der diagnostik und therapie

Translated title of the contribution: Nonorganic diseases in ophthalmology: Diagnosis and therapy

D. S. Mojon, T. E. Schläpfer

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Background: Nonorganic diseases may be psychogenic (somatoform diseases) or due to malingering. Both occur frequently in the ophthalmologic practice. Methods: This article reviews the different diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in nonorganic ocular diseases. Results: After presenting the general symptoms, the origins of psychogenic diseases are discussed. Then, the specific tests used in ophthalmology to diagnose nonorganic diseases and the organic eye diseases most frequently confused with nonorganic diseases will be reported. At the end, we will discuss the treatment and the prognosis of psychogenic diseases. Conclusion: An early diagnosis of nonorganic diseases is important, since a delayed diagnosis may worsen their prognosis.

Translated title of the contributionNonorganic diseases in ophthalmology: Diagnosis and therapy
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)298-304
Number of pages7
JournalKlinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 26 2001


  • Diagnosis
  • Nonorganic diseases
  • Psychogenic disorders
  • Somotoform disorders
  • Symptoms
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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