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Acute Bilateral Loss of Vision by Progesterone: A Rare Case Report

A 35-year-old female patient was presented with acute bilateral loss of vision. The Patient recently began Progesterone treatment as prescribed by her gynaecologist for her irregular menstrual period. By the third dose, patient developed sudden loss of bilateral vision. Progesterone was discontinued and imaging studies confirmed acute bilateral optic neuritis. With methyl prednisolone treatment for 3 weeks, the vision returned to normal. Therefore, it is important that physicians should be aware of this rare but serious ocular emergency while prescribing medications.

Author(s): Praveen kumar G and Mirza Mohtassam Baig

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