Sudden onset vision loss: an atypical presentation of giant cell arteritis and myeloproliferative neoplasm

Khizar Rana, Carmen Oakley, David M Ross and Sumu Simon
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50888
Published online: 18 January 2021

A 75‐year‐old man was referred to our centre with a history of sudden onset painless loss of vision in the right eye, on a background of recent jaw claudication and weight loss. The visual loss developed suddenly 5 days before presentation. His medical history included hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, prior ischaemic stroke, and a 40‐pack‐year smoking history.

  • Khizar Rana1,2,3
  • Carmen Oakley1,2
  • David M Ross1
  • Sumu Simon1,2,3

  • 1 Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA
  • 2 South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology, Adelaide, SA
  • 3 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA


We thank Alan Hoare, from the Royal Adelaide Hospital, for his help in arranging the fundus image for this manuscript.

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