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A Case of Isolated Susac Occlusive Retinal Vasculitis

Seamone, Mark E. MS; Fielden, Michael MD, FRCSC

Section Editor(s): McCulley, Timothy J. MD

doi: 10.1097/WNO.0b013e31828bb64b
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Abstract: Susac syndrome is characterized by encephalopathy, sensorineural hearing loss, and branch retinal artery occlusion. Additional ocular findings include arteriolar wall hyperfluorescence and Gass plaques. We present a 51-year-old Caucasian woman with ophthalmologic findings indicative of Susac syndrome in the setting of tinnitus and migraine with aura.

Faculty of Medicine (MES, MF), University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary Retina Consultants (MF), Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Address correspondence to Michael Fielden, MD, FRCSC, ABO, Calgary Retina Consultants, 200, 5340 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0C8, Canada; E-mail:

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2013 by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society