TNOA Journal of Ophthalmic Science and Research

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Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 110--113

Infiltrative optic neuropathy: A neuro-oncological emergency


Akruti Gunderia, Padmavathy Maharajan 
 Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Padmavathy Maharajan
Aravind Eye Hospital, S.N. High Road, Tirunelveli Junction, Tirunelveli - 627 001, Tamil Nadu
India

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a disorder caused by the abnormal proliferation of immature lymphocytes. Of the varied ocular manifestations seen in ALL, infiltration of the optic nerve is a rare and serious complication that heralds a relapse of the disease. It requires a high index of suspicion for diagnosis. Urgent intervention may prove to be lifesaving. We describe a case of optic neuropathy in a 12-year-old boy with ALL and wish to emphasize the need to maintain a low threshold for diagnosing optic nerve infiltration in patients with a prior history of leukemia.


How to cite this article:
Gunderia A, Maharajan P. Infiltrative optic neuropathy: A neuro-oncological emergency.TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2022;60:110-113


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Gunderia A, Maharajan P. Infiltrative optic neuropathy: A neuro-oncological emergency. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 10 ];60:110-113
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