Sudden Vision Loss

Author: Emma Kerr / Editor: Yasmin Sultan / Codes: Published: 03/03/2023

A 45-year-old woman presents with loss of vision in her left eye which started two hours ago. She complains of pain which is worse on eye movement. She sees flashing lights and states that colours look different.

She has reduced visual acuity in her left eye and a left relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD). On direct ophthalmoscopy you see the findings below1:


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