Neurosarcoidosis and Ocular Inflammation: A Case Series and Literature Review

Aishwary Desai, Benjamin Chaon, Meghan Berkenstock

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Objective:To describe the ocular findings of neurosarcoidosis (NS) through a case series and review the current literature on the ocular complications of NS.Methods:Case series of 4 patients with a literature review.Results:Ophthalmic involvement in NS includes scleritis, cranial nerve palsies, uveitis, optic nerve granulomas, and occlusive retinal vasculitis.Conclusion:NS is an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening, manifestation of sarcoidosis with ocular involvement up to 25% of patients. Patients presenting with neuro-ophthalmic manifestations of sarcoidosis are more likely to have other sites of involvement requiring ophthalmologists to maintain a high index of suspicion for systemic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E259-E266
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Ophthalmology


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