PURPOSE: To describe a rare manifestation of sarcoidosis. METHODS: Case report of a patient with histologically proven sarcoidosis, who developed peripapillary choroidal neovascularisation in the absence of uveitis or optic nerve disease. RESULTS: Oral corticosteroids achieved reduction in the size of the peripapillary choroidal neovascularisation. Laser treatment was effective in treating the remaining peripapillary choroidal neovascularisation, resulting in improvement of visual acuity. CONCLUSIONS: Isolated peripapillary choroidal neovascularisation is a previously unreported complication of sarcoidosis. A combination of oral corticosteroids and laser can be successful in treating this type of lesion, thereby preventing permanent visual loss.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Ocular immunology and inflammation|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2002|