Optic neuritis secondary to antiandrogen therapy

Optic neuritis secondary to antiandrogen therapy Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:565–570 DOI 10.1007/s11845-016-1544-1 CASE BASED REVIEWS 1 1 A.N´ı Mhe ´alo ´ id G. Cunniffe Received: 14 June 2016 / Accepted: 25 December 2016 / Published online: 30 December 2016 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2016 Abstract Conclusion Known side-effects of cyproterone acetate Background Optic neuropathy is a disorder characterised include retinal vascular disorder and retinal vein throm- by dysfunction or destruction of the optic nerve tissues. bosis, but an association with optic neuritis had not been Acquired causes include interruption in the blood supply, described to date. There was a temporal relationship nutritional deficiency, compression by a tumour or aneur- between cessation of the medication and improvement in ysm, trauma, and toxic types (Ambizas and Patel In US visual symptoms. This implies that discontinuation of the Pharm 36(4):HS2–HS6, 1). Drug-induced optic neuropathy offending drug constitutes the basis of treatment in drug- is of the toxic type and can be defined as a clinical syn- induced optic neuropathy. drome characterised by papillomacular bundle damage, central, or cecocentral scotoma, and reduced colour vision Keywords Optic neuritis  Antiandrogen  Polycystic (Ambizas and Patel In US Pharm 36(4):HS2–HS6, 2011; ovarian syndrome  Endocrinology  Ophthalmology http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -) Springer Journals

Optic neuritis secondary to antiandrogen therapy

Loading next page...
Springer London
Copyright © 2016 by Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
Medicine & Public Health; Internal Medicine; General Practice / Family Medicine
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial