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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161-163

Papillophlebitis as an initial presentation of Eales' disease

1 Department of Vitreoretina, Medical and Vision Research Foundations, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Uvea, Medical and Vision Research Foundations, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas
Department of Uvea and Medical Retina, Sankara Nethralaya, 18, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ojo.OJO_90_2020

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Eales' disease (ED), which is an idiopathic obliterative vasculitis, is a diagnosis of exclusion. The optic nerve involvement in ED is not very common. We report a case of ED in a 36-year-old male who initially presented as papillephlebitis. He presented with complaints of decreased vision in his right eye for 2 months. Fundus examination revealed that optic disc edema with hemorrhages, and he was started on oral corticosteroid after the exclusion of infectious etiology. Fundus examination after 2 months revealed thet resolution of optic disc edema, but active periphlebitis with multiple superficial retinal hemorrhages involving inferior and inferotemporal quadrant. Based on negative laboratory results and clinical findings a diagnosis of ED was considered. Regular monitoring of patients with papillephlebitis is recommended.

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