Gradual Loss and Recovery of Vision in Temporal Arteritis

Richard B. Lipton, Seymour Solomon, Christian Wertenbaker

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Abstract

Visual loss in temporal arteritis is usually sudden and irreversible. In this article, we describe a patient who complained of slowly progressive visual loss in one eye, eventually followed by loss of vision in the other eye and ophthalmoparesis. A biopsy specimen confirmed the diagnosis of temporal arteritis. Steroid therapy resulted in almost total recovery of vision. The gradual loss and recovery of vision is attributed to reversible ischemia of the optic nerve. This case broadens the spectrum of temporal arteritis to include complaints of progressive visual loss over several months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2252-2253
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume145
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

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Giant Cell Arteritis
Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
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Steroids
Biopsy
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Gradual Loss and Recovery of Vision in Temporal Arteritis. / Lipton, Richard B.; Solomon, Seymour; Wertenbaker, Christian.

In: Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 145, No. 12, 1985, p. 2252-2253.

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Lipton, Richard B. ; Solomon, Seymour ; Wertenbaker, Christian. / Gradual Loss and Recovery of Vision in Temporal Arteritis. In: Archives of Internal Medicine. 1985 ; Vol. 145, No. 12. pp. 2252-2253.
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