Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109--112

Multifocal choroiditis with retinal vasculitis, optic neuropathy, and keratoconus in a young Saudi male


Yousef Dhafiri1, Khalid Al Rubaie1, Omar Kirat1, William N May2, Quan D Nguyen3, Igor Kozak1 
1 King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Al-Arouba, Riyadh 11462, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Al-Arouba, Riyadh 11462, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
3 University of Nebraska Medical Center, Truhlsen Eye Institute, Omaha, NE, USA

Correspondence Address:
Igor Kozak
Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre, Abu Dhabi
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The purpose of this study is to describe an association of unilateral multifocal choroiditis (MFC), retinal vasculitis, optic neuropathy, and bilateral keratoconus in a young Saudi male. A 27-year-old male patient with stable bilateral keratoconus presented with a painless vision loss in his left eye. Ophthalmic examinations revealed multiple foci of idiopathic chorioretinitis, retinal vasculitis, and mild optic disc leakage on fluorescein angiography, all of which resolved on systemic therapy with mycophenolate mofetil and prednisone after 3 months. Systemic medication was stopped after 8 months. One year after presentation, patient's visual acuity has improved and remained stable. Systemic immunomodulatory therapy can be effective in managing and leading to resolution of MFC, retinal vasculitis, and optic disc leak in young patients.


How to cite this article:
Dhafiri Y, Al Rubaie K, Kirat O, May WN, Nguyen QD, Kozak I. Multifocal choroiditis with retinal vasculitis, optic neuropathy, and keratoconus in a young Saudi male.Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2017;24:109-112


How to cite this URL:
Dhafiri Y, Al Rubaie K, Kirat O, May WN, Nguyen QD, Kozak I. Multifocal choroiditis with retinal vasculitis, optic neuropathy, and keratoconus in a young Saudi male. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];24:109-112
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