Creator: Jason Roberts
Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology. 31(1):58-68, March 2011
Neuroretinitis (NR) is an inflammatory disorder characterized by optic disc edema and subsequent formation of a macular star figure. Cases can be divided into those in which a specific infectious agent has been identified, those considered idiopathic, and those with recurrent attacks. Some reports have not distinguished among these subgroups, and it is unclear if their clinical features vary. Purvin and colleagues reviewed the literature and our own patients looking particularly at features that might better distinguish these subtypes.