Progressive outer retinal necrosis presenting with isolated optic neuropathy

B. K. Nakamoto, E. U. Dorotheo, V. Biousse, R. A. Tang, J. S. Schiffman, Nancy J. Newman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

24 Scopus citations


Progressive outer retinal necrosis is a necrotizing herpetic retinopathy usually seen in immunocompromised patients. The authors describe two patients with this disease who initially had findings suggestive of an optic neuropathy. Vision declined after treatment with methylprednisolone, after which fundus examination became consistent with progressive outer retinal necrosis. These cases underscore the importance of careful examination of the retinal periphery before management of any presumed optic neuropathy with steroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2423-2425
Number of pages3
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 28 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


Dive into the research topics of 'Progressive outer retinal necrosis presenting with isolated optic neuropathy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this