Eye
Orbit & optic nerve
Temporal arteritis


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Minor changes: 29 December 2020

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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
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