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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 918-920

Severe bilateral retrobulbar optic neuritis in a patient with psoriasis-associated sacroiliitis – A case report

Department of Vitreoretina, Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Om Shrivastava
Department of Vitreoretina, Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur - 522 509, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_606_22

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Bilateral (B/L) simultaneous severe loss of vision and a lack of pain are indicative of an inflammatory optic neuropathy, which has been reported mostly in the systemic auto-immune disorders and defines as 'atypical' optic neuritis. The cause of inflammation in atypical optic neuritis can be an immune-related or infection or vitamin B12 deficiency. Here in this article, we report a 31-year-old male with a known case of psoriasis presented to us with complaints of sudden severe bilateral vision loss diagnosed as bilateral atypical optic neuritis because of psoriasis. This study emphasizes to recognize and monitor patients with auto-immune disorders such as psoriasis for possible development of atypical optic neuritis.

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