Optic perineuritis as a rare initial presentation of sarcoidosis
Version of Record online: 24 SEP 2007
Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume 35, Issue 7, pages 682–684, September/October 2007
How to Cite
Yu-Wai-Man, P., Crompton, D. E., Graham, J. Y., Black, F. M. and Dayan, M. R. (2007), Optic perineuritis as a rare initial presentation of sarcoidosis. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 35: 682–684. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2007.01539.x
- Issue online: 24 SEP 2007
- Version of Record online: 24 SEP 2007
- Received 23 December 2006; accepted 9 May 2007.
- optic nerve;
- optic neuropathy;
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.