Optic perineuritis as a rare initial presentation of sarcoidosis

Clin Exp Ophthalmol. Sep-Oct 2007;35(7):682-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2007.01539.x.

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disorder of unknown aetiology and establishing the correct diagnosis can be challenging. Although dysfunction of the anterior visual pathways is uncommon, it is the most common neuro-ophthalmological manifestation of this condition and given the potential for irreversible, severe visual loss, prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential. We describe a patient with optic perineuritis as a rare initial presentation of sarcoidosis and discuss the underlying pathophysiology and management.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Lymph Nodes / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Optic Neuritis / diagnosis
  • Optic Neuritis / etiology*
  • Sarcoidosis / complications*
  • Sarcoidosis / pathology