Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 178--179

A case of Churg-Strauss syndrome and central retinal artery occlusion with good visual recovery


Yuki Kamata, Kouhei Hashizume, Muneyoshi Kaneko, Daijiro Kurosaka 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Iwate Medical University School of Medicine, Morioka, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Kouhei Hashizume
Department of Ophthalmology, Iwate Medical University, School of Medicine, Uchimaru 19-1, Morioka, Iwate
Japan

Here we report a case of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) and central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO), with good visual recovery. A 58-year-old Japanese man with CSS experienced acute painless loss of vision in his right eye. CRAO was diagnosed by fundoscopic findings (retinal whitening with a cherry-red spot). Steroid pulse therapy (methylprednisolone at 1 g daily for 3 days) followed by combined treatment with prednisolone (30 mg/day) and cyclophosphamide (150 mg/day) was administered; his visual acuity recovered to 20/30 in 1 month, and no recurrence has occurred for 1 year. Steroid pulse therapy may be effective for CRAO in CSS patients.


How to cite this article:
Kamata Y, Hashizume K, Kaneko M, Kurosaka D. A case of Churg-Strauss syndrome and central retinal artery occlusion with good visual recovery.Indian J Ophthalmol 2013;61:178-179


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Kamata Y, Hashizume K, Kaneko M, Kurosaka D. A case of Churg-Strauss syndrome and central retinal artery occlusion with good visual recovery. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Jan 19 ];61:178-179
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