BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-220970
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Bilateral ischaemic optic neuropathy and retinopathy along with cortical infarct in a case of Takayasu disease

  1. Jagjeet Singh2
  1. 1Ophthalmology, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIl India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  2. 2Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Pradeep Sharma, drpsharma57{at}
  • Accepted 30 May 2017
  • Published 18 June 2017


A 27-Year-old female presented with complaints of sudden onset visual loss along with right sided deviation of the angle of mouth since past 30 days. Vision loss had worsened in the last week. There was history of severe headache which was not associated with vomiting. There was no history of any other neurological deficit or prior systemic illness. Examination for cranial nerve function revealed a left sided upper motor neuron facial nerve palsy and rest of the neurological examination was within normal limits. On ocular examination, the patient had best-corrected visual acuity of light perception (PL) in right eye (RE) and 6/36 in left eye (LE). A grade four relative afferent pupillary defect was noted in RE, while slit lamp examination and …

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