Infliximab-associated Chiasmopathy

Ochsner J. 2008 Fall;8(3):140-5.


Optic neuropathy has been reported in association with the use of tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists such as etanercept, infliximab, and adalimumab. This is a report of a patient who began experiencing decreased vision approximately 1 month after starting infliximab therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. Visual field testing showed bitemporal hemianopic scotomas, indicating involvement of the nerve fibers in the optic chiasm. The infliximab was discontinued, and the patient experienced substantial improvement in her visual acuity and visual field.

Keywords: infliximab; optic neuropathy.