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Reminder of important clinical lesson
Look beyond the red eyes!
  1. Anupma Kumar
  1. Ophthalmology Department, Aintree Hospital, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
  1. Correspondence to Miss Anupma Kumar, anupmakumar{at}


This is a case of a 63-year-old gentleman who presented with persistent red eyes to the eye clinic for several months. He had been seen in the eye department on several visits when he was noted to have red ears too. This led to further review in the rheumatology and ear, nose and throat clinic to confirm the diagnosis of relapsing polychondritis. He was treated successfully with systemic steroids.

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