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Epstein–Barr Virus Neuroretinitis in a Lung Transplant Patient

Hsia, Yen C. MD; Chin-Hong, Peter V. MD; Levin, Marc H. MD, PhD

Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology: March 2017 - Volume 37 - Issue 1 - p 43–47
doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000433
Clinical Observation

Abstract: Epstein–Barr virus (EBV)-associated optic neuropathy is rare with few reported cases, mostly involving immunocompetent patients who developed optic nerve involvement after infectious mononucleosis. We describe a unique case of a patient who developed severe bilateral EBV neuroretinitis after solid organ transplant.

Departments of Ophthalmology (YCH, MHL) and Medicine (PVC-H), University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California.

Address correspondence to Marc H. Levin, MD, PhD, Department of Ophthalmology, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA; E-mail:

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

M. H. Levin was supported by EY023981 from the National Institutes of Health and a Career Development Award and UCSF Department of Ophthalmology unrestricted support from Research to Prevent Blindness. M. H. Levin and P. V. Chin-Hong are both supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and National Institutes of Health, through UCSF-CTSI Grant Number UL1 TR000004.

© 2017 by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society