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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50

Visual loss due to bilateral total cataract in Takayasu's arteritis in a young female

Department of Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Sucheta Parija
Department of Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Sijua, Patrapada, Bhubaneswar - 751 019, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/pajo.pajo_37_22

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Takayasu's arteritis (TKA) is a chronic, granulomatous, systemic vasculitis affecting the aorta and its branches. Ocular manifestations in patients with TKA play an important role in determining the visual prognosis. We describe a case of a young female with complaints of painless, progressive loss of vision in both eyes for 6 months who was clinically diagnosed with TKA. Her laboratory and radiological investigations confirmed the diagnosis. She had a bilateral cataract and operated for cataract in the right eye with guarded visual prognosis. This case report highlights the importance of creating awareness among ophthalmologists for early diagnosis and multidisciplinary management in cases of TKA for the prevention of blindness.

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