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The natural history of idiopathic neuroretinitis
  1. Alaa Attawan1,
  2. Irene M Pepper1,
  3. Simon J Hickman2
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2Department of Neurology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Simon J Hickman, Department of Neurology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK; simon.hickman{at}

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A previously fit 37-year-old woman gave a 5-day history of painless decreased vision in her right eye, perceived as a grey patch over the front of the vision. This had remained unchanged since she had first noticed it. On examination, her right eye visual acuity was 6/36 and she could see 2/11 of the Ishihara plates. There was a right relative afferent pupillary defect. Dilated fundal examination revealed right optic disc swelling and retinal thickening extending to the macula (figure 1A). Optical coherence tomography confirmed the optic disc swelling and retinal thickening but also showed subretinal fluid in the macula (figure 1B).

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(A) Optic fundus of the right eye at presentation showing optic disc swelling and macular thickening. (B) Optical coherence tomography showing optic disc swelling, retinal thickening and subretinal …

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  • Contributors All the authors took part in the patient's clinical care and contributed to the writing and revision of the article.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed. This paper was reviewed by Christian Lueck, Canberra, Australia.

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