Objective: To report three cases of sarcoidosis confined to the optic nerve. Methods: Chart review of clinical, laboratory, imaging, and optic nerve biopsy findings and a review of the literature. Results: All three cases presented with progressive visual loss and showed enhancement of the intraorbital optic nerve on magnetic resonance imaging. There was no evidence for systemic disease, including a negative workup for sarcoidosis or other infiltrative pathologies. Optic nerve biopsy in each case showed non-caseating granulomas consistent with sarcoidosis. Conclusions: Sarcoidosis confined to the optic nerve is a rare phenomenon but should still be considered in the differential diagnosis of progressive optic neuropathy, even in the absence of systemic disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Sarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Diseases|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
- Optic Nerve
- Optic Neuritis
- Optic Neuropathy