Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Induced Optic Neuropathy

O.P. Anand, S.K. Choudhary, Saloni Gupta
Northern Railway Central Hospital, New Delhi, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

S.K. Choudhary MS
Northern Railway Central Hospital,
New Delhi, India
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Received: 15-NOV-2018 Accepted: 04-MAR-2019 Published Online: 05-MAY-2019

Vitamin B12 has several vital roles in the body. Optic neuropathy secondary to vitamin B12 deficiency occurs in less than 1% of B12 deficient patients. Our case is a young patient presenting with progressive painless bilateral decrease of vision with optic disc congestion and central scotomas on both visual fields. After ruling out other possible causes of optic neuropathy, the patient was treated with injectable vitamin B12 on the basis of blood investigations. The patient experienced significant visual recovery.

Keywords :Optic neuropathy, Vitamin B12 deficiency