CASE REPORT

Year : 2021 |  Volume : 3 |  Issue : 2|  Page : 20-22

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A rare case report of unilateral posterior scleritis with neuroretinitis
Prerana Patil1*, Jayashree S Shah2, P Rachana1
1*Junior Resident, 2 Professor and HOD, Department of Ophthalmology, Sri Siddhartha Medical College,  SSAHE, Tumkur Karnataka India
* Address for Correspondence:
Dr. PreranaPatil, Department of Ophthalmology, Sri Siddhartha Medical College & Research Centre, Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education, Tumkur, Email: prerana.patil994@gmail.com
Abstract
Posterior scleritis is a potentially blinding condition in which diagnosis is commonly delayed, with an adverse prognostic effect. We are reporting a 40-year-old female patient presenting with blurred disc margins, treated as a case of unilateral optic neuropathy progressed to neuroretinitis with associated posterior scleritis of an unknown etiology. This case was a medical challenge in terms of prognosis of the patients and eliciting the underlying etiology, it's a rare presentation of 2 diseases coexisting in the same eye. The mainstay for treatment with oral steroids was aimed towards improving the vision and halting the progress of the disease.
Keywords: posterior scleritis, neuroretinitis, oral steroids


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