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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 46, No 1, January, 2007
UDK 61
YU ISSN 0365-4478

Correspondence to:

Dragan Veselinović

Klinika za očne bolesti

Bulevar dr Zorana Đinđića 48

18000 Niš, Srbija





Copyright 2007 by Faculty  of Medicine, University of Nis



 Dragan Veselinovic and Predrag Jovanovic



Klinika za očne bolesti Kliničkog centra u Nišu

Sarcoidosis is a relatively rare autoimune disease, which, besides affecting a large number of organs, can be manifested in the optical disease as well. The paper points to the importance, frequency and certain medical characteristics of the optic nerve affected by the granulomatous changes that occur due to sarcoidosis.

The main characteristic of the optic nerve neuropathy that occurs as a consequence of sarcoidosis is its polymorphism and the ability to involve different parts of the optic nerve.

Despite great difficulties in making the accurate diagnosis in many cases, by knowing the clinical presentation of the disease and its manifestations, a timely therapy can be applied, which would spare the patient from unnecessary invasive diagnostic methods. Acta Medica Medianae 2007;46(1):41-44.


Key words: sarcoidosis, autoimmune disease, optic nerve neuropathy