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Unilateral syphilitic optic perineuritis presenting as the big blind spot syndrome.
J Clin Neuroophthalmol. 1987 Sep; 7(3):167-9.JC

Abstract

Unilateral swelling of the optic nerve head in the absence of demonstrable optic nerve dysfunction (the big blind spot syndrome) has been described as an idiopathic self-limited phenomena. We report two patients who manifested this syndrome due to syphilitic optic perineuritis. Although unilateral syphilitic optic neuritis has been well described, optic perineuritis has been described previously only as a bilateral condition. The cases emphasize the need to consider syphilis in conditions affecting the optic nerve either unilaterally or bilaterally with or without an associated optic neuropathy.

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Department of Neurology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Services, Bethesda, MD.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2958511

Citation

McBurney, J, and M L. Rosenberg. "Unilateral Syphilitic Optic Perineuritis Presenting as the Big Blind Spot Syndrome." Journal of Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology, vol. 7, no. 3, 1987, pp. 167-9.
McBurney J, Rosenberg ML. Unilateral syphilitic optic perineuritis presenting as the big blind spot syndrome. J Clin Neuroophthalmol. 1987;7(3):167-9.
McBurney, J., & Rosenberg, M. L. (1987). Unilateral syphilitic optic perineuritis presenting as the big blind spot syndrome. Journal of Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology, 7(3), 167-9.
McBurney J, Rosenberg ML. Unilateral Syphilitic Optic Perineuritis Presenting as the Big Blind Spot Syndrome. J Clin Neuroophthalmol. 1987;7(3):167-9. PubMed PMID: 2958511.
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