Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Case Series Volume 4 Issue 11

Uncommon but not Rare Ocular Manifestation of Giant Cell Arteritis

Haya Razzouk* and Nadia Chaudhry

Department of Ophthalmology, Stepping Hill Hospital, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author: Haya Razzouk, Department of Ophthalmology, Stepping Hill Hospital, United Kingdom.

Received: May 22, 2021 ; Published: October 16, 2021



Giant cells arteritis (GCA) is the most common form of systemic vasculitis in adults. It is potentially blinding diseases, which needs immediate diagnosis and treatment. The most common ocular manifestation that ophthalmologist see in their practice are visual loss (97.7%), amaurosis fugax (30.6%), diplopia (5.9%). Arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is the most common cause of blindness in GCA by (81.2%), followed by central retinal artery occlusion (14.1%), and cilioretinal artery occlusion (21.8%) [1].

We will discuss in this article two confirmed GCA cases with uncommon ocular presentation. Namely, Ocular hypotony and isolated cotton wool spots.

Aim: To withdraw the attention of ophthalmologist that uncommon ocular manifestation of Giant cell arteritis is not rare. It might be isolated or associated with Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Urgent action may prevent severe visual loss.

Keywords: Giant Cells Arteritis (GCA); Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy; Giant Cell Arteritis



Citation: Haya Razzouk and Nadia Chaudhry. “Uncommon but not Rare Ocular Manifestation of Giant Cell Arteritis".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 4.11 (2021): 39-41.


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