Bilateral Retinal and Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Infarction in an Adolescent With Influenza
Infarction; Influenza; Lateral geniculate nucleus; Retina; Vision loss
We describe a 13-year-old female with influenza complicated by bilateral vision loss due to retinal and lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) infarctions. She continues to have near-total vision loss in her left eye 3.5 years later. This is the second reported case of bilateral retinal and LGN infarctions in the setting of influenza. The mechanism of infarction remains to be determined, but it is important to recognize this entity and counsel patients appropriately as visual recovery may be poor.
Uppal, Prayerna; Madigan, William P.; Murnick, Jonathan; Strelzik, Jeffrey; and Harrar, Dana, "Bilateral Retinal and Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Infarction in an Adolescent With Influenza" (2023). GW Authored Works. Paper 3311.