Optic perineuritis with secondary syphilis

J Clin Neuroophthalmol. 1987 Mar;7(1):6-10.


Optic perineuritis is characterized by swollen optic discs in the absence of raised intracranial pressure and visual dysfunction. A patient with secondary syphilis who presented with these features is described. The need to recognize the spectrum of ocular and optic nerve involvement in secondary syphilis is emphasized.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Optic Neuritis / drug therapy
  • Optic Neuritis / etiology*
  • Optic Neuritis / pathology
  • Optic Neuritis / physiopathology
  • Penicillins / therapeutic use
  • Syphilis / complications*
  • Visual Fields


  • Penicillins