Monday, September 28, 2009

Sarcoid and lupus related eye diseases


-- Anterior uveitis (most common)
--optic neuritis like
--retrobulbar optic neuropathy
-- granulomatous infiltration of the posterior orbital, intracanalicular, and intracranial optic nn.

All have disc edema (eventually)
May have slowly progressive or acute vision loss
diagnosis may be helped by findings of conjunctival nodules, uveitis, lacrimal gland enlargement, and vitreous opacities.

--PION more common, but AION occurs
-- can see IIH like presentation (except not really "idiopathic"

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