Neuroophthalmology 2022 2;46(3):171-177. Epub 2021 Aug 2.
Ophthalmology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium.
Two cases of optic neuropathy due to superficial siderosis (SS) are reported in two patients, aged 29 and 38 years, operated for intracranial neoplasms, the first one with a desmoplasic infantile ganglioglioma excised in 1991, and the other one with a pilocytic astrocytoma, operated on in 1997, 1998 and 2016. Both patients presented with progressive loss of visual acuity, as a result of bilateral optic nerve atrophy, as well as unsteadiness, ataxic gait and hearing loss. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and spine, including gradient echo (GRE) T2-weighted acquisitions, revealed thin optic nerves and strong hypointensity with susceptibility artefacts corresponding to haemosiderin deposits within the meningeal layers of the spine, the infra- and supratentorial spaces of the brain and the peri-optic sheaths in both patients. Read More