Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 11

Acute Unilateral Vision Loss and Optic Perineuritis (Opn) Associated with Mucormycosis Sinusitis in Geriatric Patient

Osama Osman1*, Julie Gammack1, Lina Toledo-Franco1, Takaaki Ishiyama2, Emily Reisenbichler3, S Mahmoud4, Nongnooch Poowan5, Connor Clarkston6, Cinthia Pi7, Andrew J Polk7, Osasu N Adah7, , Sydney O’Neal8Jillian Drogin8 and Sophie J Xie8

1Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Saint Louis University, USA
2Department of Hospital Medicine, Saint Louis University, USA
3Department of Pathology, Saint Louis University, USA
4Department of Radiology, Saint Louis University, USA
5Department of Infectious Diseases, Saint Louis University, USA
6PGY-3 Internal Medicine Resident, Saint Louis University, USA
7PGY-2 Ophthalmology Resident, Saint Louis University, USA
8MS-3 Medical Students, Saint Louis University, USA

*Corresponding Author: Osama Osman, Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Saint Louis University, USA.

Received: August 16, 2022; Published: October 11, 2022

Abstract

Background: Optic Perineuritis (OPN) is an uncommon condition that has been reported with many systemic disorders.

Methods: We report a geriatric patient who suffered from acute unilateral vision loss and OPN in association with mucormycosis. We also included a brief literature review pertinent to OPN.

Results/Discussion: OPN has been reported in association with many systemic disorders, it has infrequently been reported with mucormycosis sinusitis.

Conclusions: OPN may develop secondary to mucormycosis sinusitis.

Keywords: Optic Perineuritis (OPN); Pathophysiology; Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect (RAPD)

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Citation

Citation: Osama Osman., et al. “Acute Unilateral Vision Loss and Optic Perineuritis (Opn) Associated with Mucormycosis Sinusitis in Geriatric Patient". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.11 (2022): 02-05.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Osama Osman., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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