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Korsakova Nadezhda V.

The Role of Biomicroscopy in Establishing the Etiology of Opticoencephalitis (Single Case Report)

Keywords: opticoencephalitis, herpes virus, biomicroscopy

A clinical case of opticoencephalitis of viral etiology is presented, it had a favorable outcome with complete restoration of Central vision acuity from 0,05 to 1,0, as well as other functions of the visual analyzer (color perception, visual field). However, such clinical cases, which have become more frequent in recent years, unfortunately, with increasing frequency have severe adverse outcomes. The course of final determining the etiology of opticoencephalitis is noted to face great diagnostic difficulties. These circumstances prompted publication of the case presented below from our own clinical practice. The purpose of this publication is to draw attention to the interdisciplinary problem of timely diagnosing encephalites of viral etiology.

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About authors

Korsakova Nadezhda V.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (korsnv@rambler.ru)

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Korsakova Nadezhda V. The Role of Biomicroscopy in Establishing the Etiology of Opticoencephalitis (Single Case Report) [Electronic resource] // Acta medica Eurasica. – 2020. – №1. P. 52-56. – URL: http://acta-medica-eurasica.ru/en/single/2020/1/7/.