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Bilateral optic neuropathy

Zixin Yong, Po-Jang Hsieh, Dan Milea
Acquired auditory-visual synesthesia (AVS) is a rare neurological sign, in which specific auditory stimulation triggers visual experience. In this study, we used event-related fMRI to explore the brain regions correlated with acquired monocular sound-induced phosphenes, which occurred 2 months after unilateral visual loss due to an ischemic optic neuropathy. During the fMRI session, 1-s pure tones at various pitches were presented to the patient, who was asked to report occurrence of sound-induced phosphenes by pressing one of the two buttons (yes/no)...
October 19, 2016: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
Jonathan A Micieli, Edward A Margolin
Paraneoplastic optic neuropathy (PON) is a rare cause of vision loss usually associated with small cell lung cancer. Patients with this condition usually test positive for anti-collapsin response mediating protein-5 (CRMP-5). We describe a case of a 57-year-old woman with bilateral vision loss with the characteristic features of CRMP-5 PON including bilateral optic disc edema and vitreous cells. However, she was negative for anti-CRMP-5 including a negative Western blot on two occasions, but positive for Purkinje Cell Antibody (PCA)-2...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Barbara Zangerl, Andrew Whatham, Juno Kim, Agnes Choi, Nagi N Assaad, Michael P Hennessy, Michael Kalloniatis
BACKGROUND: Accurate diagnosis in patients presenting with lesions at various locations within the visual pathway is challenging. This study investigated functional and structural changes secondary to such lesions to identify patterns useful to guide early and effective management. METHODS: Over 10,000 records from patients referred for optic nerve head assessment were reviewed and 31 patients with a final diagnosis of likely neuropathic lesions posterior to the eye were included in the current study...
October 11, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
Claudia B Catarino, Uwe Ahting, Mirjana Gusic, Arcangela Iuso, Birgit Repp, Katrin Peters, Saskia Biskup, Bettina von Livonius, Holger Prokisch, Thomas Klopstock
Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited mitochondrial disease that usually leads to acute or subacute bilateral central vision loss. In 95% of cases, LHON is caused by one of three primary mutations of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), m.11778G>A in the MT-ND4 gene, m.14484T>C in the MT-ND6 gene, or m.3460G>A in the MT-ND1 gene. Here we characterize clinically, genetically, and biochemically a LHON family with multiple patients harboring two of these primary LHON mutations, m.11778G>A homoplasmic and m...
October 6, 2016: Mitochondrion
Ossama K Abou Hassan, Mohamad Karnib, Riyad El-Khoury, Georges Nemer, Mamdouha Ahdab-Barmada, Pierre BouKhalil
The recent rise in the use of linezolid to treat a variety of resistant pathogens has uncovered many side effects. Some patients develop lactic acidosis, myelosuppression, optic or peripheral neuropathies, and myopathies. We evaluated an elderly patient who presented to the Emergency Room with linezolid toxicity and a novel neurologic complication characterized by bilateral globi pallidi necrosis. Mitochondrial ribosome inhibition was described to be the predisposing factor. The patient belongs to the mitochondrial J1 haplotype known to be associated with side effects of the drug...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Hiroshi Kuroda, Yoshiyuki Mukai, Shuhei Nishiyama, Takayuki Takeshita, Maki Tateyama, Atsushi Takeda, Masashi Aoki
Thallium intoxication was reported in cases with accidental ingestion, suicide attempt, and criminal adulteration. Reported cases were mostly one-time ingestion, therefore, the clinical course of divisional ingestion has not been fully known. Here, we report a case with two-step thallium intoxication manifesting as tardily accelerated neurologic deterioration. A 16-year-old adolescent was cryptically poisoned with thallium sulfate twice at an interval of 52days. After the first ingestion, neurologic symptoms including visual loss, myalgia, and weakness in legs developed about 40days after the development of acute gastrointestinal symptoms and alopecia...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Nathan H Waldron, Bryant W Stolp, Michael P Ogilvie, David B Powers, Michael R Shaughnessy
We present the case report of a 49-year-old gentleman with a history of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the left nare status post curative bifrontal craniotomy, left lateral rhinotomy and medial maxillectomy, adjuvant radiotherapy, and orbital exenteration for optic neuropathy, complicated by medial wall dehiscence. His course was also complicated by severe radiation trismus, for which he was scheduled to undergo bilateral mandibular coronoidectomies. Given his limited mouth opening, the surgeon requested a nasal endotracheal tube...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Hatice Ferhan Komurcu, Emel Basar, Orhan Kucuksahin, Ebru Uz, Huban Sibel Orhun Yavuz, Omer Anlar
We report a case with calciphylaxis very rarely presenting with bilateral optic neuropathy, acral gangrene and visceral ischaemia. Bilateral papilloedaema was found in a 43 year-old female with chronic renal failure. Acral dry gangrene was observed. Pathological examination of her amputated thumb revealed calcification, thrombi, obstructive endovascular fibrotic areas in the walls of arteries. She was diagnosed with calciphylaxis. Bilateral optic neuropathy was defined secondary to calciphylaxis. Abdominal computerized tomography revealed prominent calcifications in mesenteric, spleen and renal arteries...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Juan Manuel Chao de la Barca, Gilles Simard, Patrizia Amati-Bonneau, Zainab Safiedeen, Delphine Prunier-Mirebeau, Stéphanie Chupin, Cédric Gadras, Lydie Tessier, Naïg Gueguen, Arnaud Chevrollier, Valérie Desquiret-Dumas, Marc Ferré, Céline Bris, Judith Kouassi Nzoughet, Cinzia Bocca, Stéphanie Leruez, Christophe Verny, Dan Miléa, Dominique Bonneau, Guy Lenaers, M Carmen Martinez, Vincent Procaccio, Pascal Reynier
Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (MIM#535000), the commonest mitochondrial DNA-related disease, is caused by mutations affecting mitochondrial complex I. The clinical expression of the disorder, usually occurring in young adults, is typically characterized by subacute, usually sequential, bilateral visual loss, resulting from the degeneration of retinal ganglion cells. As the precise action of mitochondrial DNA mutations on the overall cell metabolism in Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy is unknown, we investigated the metabolomic profile of the disease...
September 15, 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
Sylvie Prud'homme, Frederik Nevens, Ingele Casteels
We report a patient with a bilateral optic anterior ischemic neuropathy as an extrahepatic complication of a chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection. The patient presented with a bilateral visual acuity loss and bilateral optic disc oedema. The optic neuropathy was associated with a sudden increase in the viral HCV load after a recent liver transplantation. The stop of the calcineurin inhibitor had no effect on the course of the optic neuropathy. Visual improvement and normalization of HCV viraemia occurred after treatment with sofosbuvir and daclatasvir, which are direct acting antivirals...
2016: GMS Ophthalmol Cases
Jesse Gale, Matin Khoshnevis, Starleen E Frousiakis, Rustum Karanjia, Lissa Poincenot, Alfredo A Sadun, David A Baron
BACKGROUND: Leber׳s hereditary optic neuropathy usually causes rapid bilateral blindness in young adults, and thus represents a unique and severe psychologic stressor. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to describe adjustment to this major life event, using a new tool to enhance recall of past affective states by using life event-related context. This is the largest (n = 116 with Leber׳s hereditary optic neuropathy), and first study reporting on the emotional aspects of this nontrauma cause of blindness...
July 15, 2016: Psychosomatics
Lidia Carreño-Gago, Josep Gamez, Yolanda Cámara, Elena Alvarez de la Campa, Juan Sebastian Aller-Alvarez, Dulce Moncho, Maria Salvado, Alicia Galan, Xavier de la Cruz, Tomàs Pinós, Elena García-Arumí
Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a mitochondrial genetic disease characterized by bilateral acute or subacute progressive central visual loss. Most cases of LHON syndrome are caused by point mutations in the MT-ND1, MT-ND4, and MT-ND6 genes. Here, we report a novel homoplasmic mutation in the MT-ND1 gene (m.3634A>G, p.Ser110Gly) in a patient with the classical clinical features of LHON syndrome. Several observations support the idea that the mutation is pathogenic and involved in the clinical phenotype of the patient: 1) The mutation affected a highly conserved amino acid, 2) A pathogenic mutation in the same amino acid (m...
September 7, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Paulo Maurício do Amôr Divino Miranda, Sueli Matilde da Silva-Costa, Juliane Cristina Balieiro, Marcela Scabello Amaral Fernandes, Rogério Marins Alves, Andrea Trevas Maciel Guerra, Ana Maria Marcondes, Edi Lúcia Sartorato
PURPOSE: Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a mitochondrial disease characterized by bilateral vision loss. More than 95% of LHON cases are associated with one of the three main mtDNA mutations: G11778A, T14484C, and G3460A. The other 5% of cases are due to other rare mutations related to the disease. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence and spectrum of LHON mtDNA mutations, including the haplogroup, in a cohort of Brazilian patients with optic neuropathy and to evaluate the usefulness of iPLEX Gold/matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) technology in detecting LHON mutations...
2016: Molecular Vision
A Le Guern, C Marks-Delesalle, L Borry, J Chekroun, C Ciocanea, C Gruchala, L Gogneaux, A Lossouarn, J M Mery, L Nielloud, V Vasseur, S Defoort-Dhelemmes
Although underestimated, visual involvement is among the most frequent neurological complications of head trauma. There is no consensus in the management of these patients and visual recovery is uncertain. The goal of our study is to describe the clinical presentation and the clinical course of traumatic optic neuropathy in patients with head or maxillo-facial trauma. The clinical records of 8 patients, treated from November 2007 to March 2012, were reviewed in the department of ophthalmology (visual testing) of the university regional medical center in Lille...
September 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
Desmond P Kidd, Ben J Burton, Elizabeth M Graham, Gordon T Plant
OBJECTIVE: To identify and follow a series of 52 patients with optic neuropathy related to sarcoidosis. METHODS: Prospective observational cohort study. RESULTS: The disorder was more common in women and affected a wide age range. It was proportionately more common in African and Caribbean ethnic groups. Two clinical subtypes were identified: the more common was a subacute optic neuropathy resembling optic neuritis; a more slowly progressive optic neuropathy arose in the remaining 17%...
October 2016: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
Yen C Hsia, Peter V Chin-Hong, Marc H Levin
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated optic neuropathy is rare with few reported cases, mostly involving immunocompetent patients who developed optic nerve involvement after infectious mononucleosis. We describe a unique case of a patient who developed severe bilateral EBV neuroretinitis after solid organ transplant.
August 12, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Robert M Mallery, Pieter Poolman, Matthew J Thurtell, Jui-Kai Wang, Mona K Garvin, Johannes Ledolter, Randy H Kardon
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess whether clinically useful measures of fixation instability and eccentricity can be derived from retinal tracking data obtained during optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with optic neuropathy (ON) and to develop a method for relating fixation to the retinal ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with ON underwent macular volume OCT with 30 seconds of confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope (cSLO)-based eye tracking during fixation...
July 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Yoshiaki Shimada, Masayuki Horiguchi
Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) causes visual loss, predominantly in healthy young men. We recently examined a patient who previously had bilateral macular holes and subsequently developed LHON at 74 years of age. Although his central scotomas were initially attributed to the macular holes, his visual acuity declined following an initial improvement after operative closure of the macular holes; thus, other diagnoses, including LHON, were considered. Furthermore, macular optical coherence tomography (OCT) images remained unchanged in this time...
May 3, 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
Marija Šimić Prskalo, Željka Tomić, Katia Novak-Lauš, Zrinko Prskalo
The aim of the study was to evaluate macular thickness and macular volume in unilateral and bilateral exfoliation syndrome and to compare them with exfoliative glaucoma and control eyes using optical coherence tomography. This prospective study included 114 subjects (228 eyes) divided into 4 groups according to the presence of exfoliation: 30 patients with unilateral syndrome, 24 patients with bilateral syndrome, 28 patients with bilateral glaucoma and control group without glaucoma or exfoliation syndrome (32 subjects)...
March 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
Agostino Riva, Alessandro Invernizzi, Chiara Resnati, Valeria Micheli, Dario Cattaneo, Cristina Gervasoni
Ocular toxicity may not only be caused by medication overdoses and drug-drug interactions, but also by the chronic administration of medications at recommended doses. We describe the case of an HIV-infected patient who experienced significant and sustained bilateral visual loss two months after starting treatment with elvitegravir/cobicistat/tenofovir/emtricitabine. Given the absence of any evidence of tenofovir- or emtricitabine-induced optical neuropathy after several years of clinical use, the antiretroviral therapy was promptly changed to tenofovir/emtricitabine plus atazanavir/ritonavir, which led to a progressive improvement in visual acuity...
June 22, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
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