Orbit and optic nerve
Temporal arteritis of orbit

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Definition / general
  • Sudden loss of vision in one eye, low grade fever, loss of appetite and general weakness
  • May be due to obstruction of posterior ciliary artery
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Granulomatous inflammation of arteries with discontinuous and fragmented internal elastic lamina
  • Also arteriosclerosis
Microscopic (histologic) images

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