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Unusual pattern of herpetic optic neuropathy: a case report and literature review of the pathophysiology of herpetic uveitis

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submitted on 2024-02-21, 07:44 and posted on 2024-02-21, 07:44 authored by Rehab Sabry Helal, Rami Abu Sbeit, Zamzam Mohammed Al-Baker

Herpetic uveitis is a relatively common type of intraocular inflammation with a broad spectrum of manifestations ranging from mild anterior uveitis to rapidly progressing vision threatening necrotizing retinitis. Posterior herpetic uveitis presents with different clinical patterns within a spectrum depending presumably on the immune status of the patient. Systemic steroid use for viral uveitis without prior antiviral coverage is inappropriate and can lead to dramatic sequelae. Here, we report an unusual case of herpetic optic neuropathy in the contra lateral eye of a patient with acute retinal necrosis after improper use of oral steroids.

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Published in: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
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Springer Nature

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  • 2023

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  • Hamad Medical Corporation