Poor visual outcome following optic disc edema with a macular star ('neuroretinitis')

Andrew G. Lee, Silvia D. Orengo-Nania, Paul W. Brazis, Elizabeth M. Lech

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Abstract

The term 'neuroretinitis' is a nonspecific description of a heterogenous group of disorders which are characterized by optic disc edema and a macular star figure of exudates. The condition has typically been described as benign and self-limited with a good visual prognosis. We report three cases with poor visual outcome following optic disc edema and a macular star ('neuroretinitis'). We postulate that the poor visual outcome in some patients may be due to a superimposed optic disc vasculitis or ischemic optic neuropathy. Ophthalmologists should be cautious when counselling patients about the visual prognosis in this syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalNeuro-Ophthalmology
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Macular star
  • Neuroretinitis
  • Optic disc edema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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