The Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-

Acute nutritional optic neuropathy following bariatric surgery


Jeniffer Jesus, Raquel Soares, Maria João Matias, Vítor Miranda, Catarina Aguiar, João Chibante-Pedro 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Centro Hospitalar Entre o Douro e Vouga, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jeniffer Jesus
Praceta Metalomecânica no 10, RC direito Fração J, 3800-235, Aveiro
Portugal

Given the increasing incidence of obesity, bariatric procedures are gaining attention during the past decades, being one of the most effective methods of long-term weight loss. Nutritional optic neuropathy (NON) following bariatric surgeries is a rare but devastating complication caused by a complete lack or inadequate supply of nutrients for the normal function of nerve fibers. We report a case of bilateral anterior NON after a Single Anastomosis Duodenoileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy, and present a review of the literature about neuro-ophthalmic complications associated with these procedures. Bariatric surgery may constitute an established risk factor for NON and both patient and physician have to be aware of the importance of closely monitoring vitamin depletions and neurologic and visual symptoms.


How to cite this article:
Jesus J, Soares R, Matias MJ, Miranda V, Aguiar C, Chibante-Pedro J. Acute nutritional optic neuropathy following bariatric surgery.Pan Am J Ophthalmol 2021;3:36-36


How to cite this URL:
Jesus J, Soares R, Matias MJ, Miranda V, Aguiar C, Chibante-Pedro J. Acute nutritional optic neuropathy following bariatric surgery. Pan Am J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Nov 30 ];3:36-36
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