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Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76-78

Bilateral optic neuritis in a 10-year-old girl


1 Neuroophthalmology Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Diagnostic Imaging Department, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Maha Badr
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, PO Box 7191, Riyadh 11462
Saudi Arabia
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Idiopathic inflammation of the optic nerve occurs in isolation or in the context of a more widespread demyelinating disease. Children are more likely to have bilateral visual loss; anterior optic nerve involvement with papillitis; an associated bacterial, viral, or parainfectious etiology; and better visual recovery than adults. Optic neuritis is less often associated with multiple sclerosis in children than it is in adults. We present a case of a 10-year old with idiopathic bilateral optic neuritis, who experienced a complete recovery with no evidence of demyelination, following treatment.


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