|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 142
Giant cell arteritis related arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: Clinico-pathological correlation
Mohit Dogra, Ramandeep Singh, Mangat R Dogra
Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||21-Dec-2018|
Dr. Mohit Dogra
Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Dogra M, Singh R, Dogra MR. Giant cell arteritis related arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: Clinico-pathological correlation. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:142
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Dogra M, Singh R, Dogra MR. Giant cell arteritis related arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: Clinico-pathological correlation. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Jun 18];67:142. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2019/67/1/142/248176
A 63-year-old male presented with sudden painless vision loss in his right eye of 2 day duration. He had no perception of light, Relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD), pale disc edema along with an inferotemporal branch retinal artery occlusion [Figure 1]a, [Figure 1]b, [Figure 1]c, [Figure 1]d. Clinical diagnosis of arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy was made, and systemic examination revealed repeated bouts of fever and right sided scalp tenderness., Right side temporal artery biopsy revealed giant cell arteritis. The patient was treated with intravenous pulse steroids and immunosuppressive therapy., In cases of severe vision loss with pale disc edema, giant cell arteritis should be kept in mind.,
|Figure 1: (a) showing pale disc edema (blue arrows) with an inferotemporal branch retinal artery occlusion, (b and c) showing “wedge shaped” equatorial choroidal infarcts on fluorescein angiogram, and (d) right side temporal artery biopsy at 200× magnification showing intimal proliferation with breaks in the internal elastic lamina (yellow arrows) with extravasation of red blood cells in the tunica media (black arrow) with minimal inflammatory cells, suggestive of vasculitis|
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