versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925
Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.60 no.2 São Paulo abr. 1997
The aim of this paper is to report a case of ocular manifestation of Cryptococcus neoformans infection in AIDS, in which the patient presented sudden loss of vision.
Ophthalmoscopy revealed unilateral optic disc edema, evolving to optic atrophy after 15 days.
We suggest, by the evolution and important visual loss (amaurosis), the diagnosis of unilateral optic neuropathy secondary to presumed Cryptococcus neoformans aracnoiditis.
Key words: Cryptococcus neoformans; AIDS; optic neuropathy; optic atrophy