Takayasu arteritis-related photic and postprandial amaurosis

Sze H. Wong, Roger E. Turbin, Larry P. Frohman

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We report the case of a 66-year-old man with Takayasu arteritis who developed photic and postprandial amaurosis occurring at a corticosteroid dose <40 mg per day, despite concurrent methotrexate. The amaurosis resolved with correction of anemia by packed red blood cell transfusion. Marginal retinal perfusion in Takayasu arteritis may precipitate symptomatic hypoxia as a result of eating a meal or exposing the eye to bright lights. Correction of anemia improves oxygen delivery to the hypoxic retina and relieves recurrent amaurosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-14
Number of pages2
JournalDigital journal of ophthalmology : DJO
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


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