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Acute optic neuropathy in patients with Behcet's disease - Report of two cases

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ranjeet Pandit


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Although acute optic neuropathy has been rarely reported in patients with Behcet's disease, a detailed description of its clinical course is lacking. We report in detail the course of acute optic neuropathy in two patients with Behcet's disease. Our experience suggests that it can be bilateral, can affect both eyes simultaneously, and can be recurrent. The severity of the visual loss and its recovery can be very variable even in the same patient. Early recognition of this entity and treatment with high-dose systemic corticosteroids may limit the degree of permanent visual loss. However, the optimal treatment has not been established. Copyright (c) 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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Author(s): Voros GM, Sandhu SS, Pandit R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Ophthalmologica

Year: 2006

Volume: 220

Issue: 6

Pages: 400-405

Print publication date: 01/01/2006

ISSN (print): 0030-3755

ISSN (electronic): 1423-0267

Publisher: S. Karger AG


DOI: 10.1159/000095869


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