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Neuroretinitis


Definition:

Neuroretinitis is inflammation of the retina and optic nerve of the eye. The condition can be caused by bacteria, viruses or auto-immune disease. It shares some features of optic neuritis. There is usually central visual loss, which often recovers after some months, but often not completely.

There is no treatment that has proven to be helpful.

References:

Purin V, Glaser JS. Topical Diagnosis: Pre-chiasmal visual pathways and management of dry eye disease. In: Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duane's Ophthalmology. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2013:vol 2; chap 5.

Yanoff M, Cameron D. Diseases of the visual system. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 431.


Review Date: 11/12/2013
Reviewed By: Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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