Systemic Disorders With Optic Nerve and Retinal Findings

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Identifier 91_71
Title Systemic Disorders With Optic Nerve and Retinal Findings
Subject Cogan's Syndrome
Description Cogan's syndrome is a vasculitic-autoimmune process with critical ocular features. In its original classical form it consists of nonluetic interstitial keratitis, with audiovestibular dysfunction, often with pain. More recently, it has been pointed out that there are nonclassical forms as well, particularly in that the use of topical corticosteroids before a definitive diagnosis is made may drastically alter the natural history of the ocular disease. These other eye symptoms may include subepithelial nummular lesions, episcleritis, and uveitis. As seen here, retinal vasculitis has been reported in the absence of anterior segment signs and has been a presenting feature in this entity, so the ophthalmologist must inquire about audiovestibular symptoms in patients with inflammatory ocular disease.
Creator AAO/NANOS - American Academy of Ophthalmology / North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Relation is Part of Case 63
Rights Management Copyright 2002. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Contributor Primary Larry P. Frohman, MD, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Source AAO/NANOS Clinical neuro-ophthalmology : image collection for ophthalmic practitioners. American Academy of Ophthalmology [electronic resource], [San Francisco, Calif.] : AAO, c1999.
ARK ark:/87278/s60c7vbs
Setname ehsl_novel_aao_nanos
Date Created 2004-11-17
Date Modified 2004-11-17
ID 176990
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