A 66-year-old Caucasian female recently diagnosed with mixed connective tissue disease presented with acute onset vision loss in the left eye. The patient first noted a “hazy-shower” that caused blurry vision with loss of peripheral vision. Her vision progressively worsened over a four-day period, resulting in complete blindness in the left eye and the onset of blurry vision in her right eye. She denied any eye pain, discharge, photophobia or similar symptoms in the past. The patient did note a very mild headache for four days but denied any other symptoms.
Terry, MSIII, Chris; Thanawala, MD, Prachi; and Villanueva, MD, Erika
"Sudden Onset Blindness in a Patient with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease,"
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