Rheumatology International

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 299–302

Bilateral ocular ischemic syndrome as an initial manifestation of Takayasu’s arteritis associated with carotid steal syndrome

  • Ozlem G. Koz
  • Askın Ates
  • M. Numan Alp
  • Eser Gultan
  • Yasar Karaaslan
  • Gulcan Kural
Case Report


Bilateral anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and bilateral ocular ischemic syndrome have been rarely reported as initial manifestations of Takayasu’s arteritis (TA). Appearance of ocular symptoms in TA is closely related to extension and severity of involvement of the aorta and its major branches. Here we reported a case of ‘carotid steal syndrome’ secondary to TA in a 45 year old Turkish man, who had severe ocular and brain ischemia, presented initially with symptoms of ocular ischemic syndrome.


Ocular ischemic syndrome Takayasu’s arteritis Carotid steal syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ozlem G. Koz
    • 1
    • 3
  • Askın Ates
    • 2
  • M. Numan Alp
    • 1
  • Eser Gultan
    • 1
  • Yasar Karaaslan
    • 2
  • Gulcan Kural
    • 1
  1. 1.Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital 1st Eye ClinicAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital Rheumatology ClinicAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.AnkaraTurkey

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