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Ocular syphilis- case report

Poster Details

First Author: C.Pereira PORTUGAL

Co Author(s):    M. Franco   L. Cola├žo   J. Neves   S. Rodrigues   F. Fraga   H. Prior Filipe   0   0 0   0 0   0 0   0 0

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To describe a case of unilateral exudative retinal detachments as presenting manifestation of syphilis infection.

Setting:

Retina Department at Dr. Gama Pinto Institute of Ophthalmology, Lisbon Portugal

Methods:

A previously healthy 53-year-old Caucasian male was first seen for bilateral sudden visual loss. The patient presented with a best corrected visual acuity of 10/16 for right eye (RE) and 10/50 for the left eye (LE). Ophthalmoscopy showed exudative retinal detachment involving the posterior pole in his left eye (LE). Laboratory investigations confirmed the diagnosis of syphilis infection.

Results:

After photodynamic therapy (PDT) and intravenous penicillin was found imaging resolution of all changes, keeping some post-inflammatory scarring and pigmentary changes and a visual improvement for 10/10 in RE and 10/12.5 in LE.

Conclusions:

This case demonstrates the importance of considering syphilis as a cause of retinitis.

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