Recurrent and consecutive non-arteritic optic neuropathy in a patient with protein S deficiency.

A 50-year-old man with a history of protein S deficiency treated by long-term warfarin presented with right non-arteritic optic neuropathy. Following successful augmentation of warfarin to minimise the effect of thrombophilia, he had a recurrence in the right eye and involvement of the left eye 11 days after the initial onset. Further investigation showed a marginal blood lipid profile, which was treated with lipid-lowering agents. A combination of aetiologies was seen in this patient. Other unique factors, such as the short duration to recurrence and involvement of the fellow eye, are discussed.
AuthorsI Y H Wong, S C Y Koo, C W N Chan
JournalHong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Hong Kong Med J) Vol. 16 Issue 6 Pg. 480-3 (Dec 2010) ISSN: 1024-2708 [Print] China
PMID21135426 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Optic Nerve Diseases (etiology)
  • Protein S Deficiency (complications)
  • Recurrence

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