Optic neuropathy in Hodgkin's disease

R. M. Siatkowski, B. L. Lam, N. J. Schatz, J. S. Glaser, S. F. Byrne, J. R. Hughes

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Hodgkin's disease is a rare cause of infiltrative optic neuropathy, which typically evolves late in the disease course. We managed an unusual case of isolated optic neuropathy in a 21-year-old man occurring during clinical remission from Hodgkin's disease. Radiotherapy and treatment with high-dose systemic corticosteroids resulted in dramatic improvement in vision. Even without other evidence of recurrent disease, acute-onset optic neuropathy in a patient with a history of a lymphoproliferative disorder should raise the question of a reemergence of the malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-629
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ophthalmology

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    Siatkowski, R. M., Lam, B. L., Schatz, N. J., Glaser, J. S., Byrne, S. F., & Hughes, J. R. (1992). Optic neuropathy in Hodgkin's disease. American journal of ophthalmology, 114(5), 625-629. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0002-9394(14)74495-2