Sarcoid optic disc edema and optociliary shunts

J Clin Neuroophthalmol. 1986 Mar;6(1):47-52.


We report the case of a patient with sarcoid granulomatous optic disc edema with optociliary shunts, normal visual acuity, and negative orbit computed tomographic studies. A literature review disclosed four cases of optociliary veins associated with sarcoid optic neuropathy, all the patients having very poor vision. Optociliary shunts may not carry a poor visual prognosis in optic nerve sarcoidosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Collateral Circulation*
  • Edema / complications*
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / complications*
  • Retinal Vein*
  • Sarcoidosis / complications*