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Neuroretinitis

Definition

Neuroretinitis is inflammation of the retina and optic nerve of the eye. Various bacteria and viruses can lead to neuroretinitis. Inflammation can occur in the absence of any infection.

References

Fay A. Diseases of the visual system. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 449.


Review Date: 11/15/2009
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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