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An elderly woman is seen at your office with loss of vision in her left eye...

asked May 9, 2014 in Ophthalmology by Rajesh Bahara

An elderly woman is seen at your office with a complaint of loss of vision in her left eye, which had been transient on a couple of occasions but is now persisting. She has been seen recently at urgent care centers for multiple complaints including generalized fatigue, left-sided dull boring headaches with occasional sharp jabbing sensations, and arthritic complaint in the hips. In addition, she reports some recent loss of 7 to 10 pounds. The only remarkable finding on the routine labs obtained from her prior evaluations is an elevated alkaline phosphatase. You determine that the likely cause of her condition is

a. Glaucoma

b. Brain tumor arising anterior to the optic chiasm

c. Optic neuritis

d. Temporal arteritis

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d. Temporal arteritis
answered May 9, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara