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Optic Perineuritis Due to Tuberculosis

Yates, William B., MD; Nothling, Simon, MD; Lawlor, Mitchell, PhD, MD

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

doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000717
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Abstract: A 30-year-old man experienced subacute peripheral visual field loss with preserved central vision in his right eye. He was diagnosed with optic perineuritis due to tuberculosis. Optic perineuritis is an uncommon disorder and, at times, can be difficult to distinguish from optic neuritis. The differentiation can have significant impact on diagnostic testing and patient management.

Save Sight Institute (WBY, ML), The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Sydney Eye Hospital (WBY, ML), Sydney, Australia; and Retina & Macula Specialists (SN), Hurstville, Australia.

Address correspondence to William B. Yates, MD, Sydney Eye Hospital, 8 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia; E-mail:

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2019 by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society