HARD SCIENCE ON LYME: Bartonella And Inflammation of the Eye
A new study, "Bartonella and intraocular inflammation: a series of cases and review of literature looks at inflammation of the eye caused by bartonella", by Dr. Kalogeropoulos and colleagues looks at the role of Bartonella in eye inflammation. Eight patients with the diagnosis of Bartonella henselae and two patients with B. quintana intraocular inflammation were identified. Intraocular involvement caused not only by B. henselae but also by B. quintana is being diagnosed with increasing frequency. A high index of suspicion is needed because the spectrum of Bartonella intraocular inflammation is very large.