Retinal Infarcts in a Patient with an Acute Confusional Syndrome

Elena Bitrian, Bernardo Sanchez-Dalmau, Molly E. Gilbert, Alfredo Adan, John O. Susac

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A 46-year-old man presented with acute confusional syndrome, ataxia, dysarthria, and right hemiparesthesia. Brain MRI showed small bilateral infarcts and fluorescein angiography revealed multiple peripheral retinal infarcts bilaterally. No visual loss was present, and no other organs were involved. The diagnosis of Susac syndrome (microangiopathy of the brain, retina and cochlea) was made and immunosuppressive therapy begun.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-506
Number of pages4
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • cerebral infarct
  • retinal infarct
  • Susac syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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