Infliximab-associated Chiasmopathy Article

PMID: 21603466 Web of Science: 000420130200009

Cited authors

  • Farrell, Erin; Sacks, Joel G.


  • Optic neuropathy has been reported in association with the use of tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists such as etanercept, infliximab, and adalimumab. This is a report of a patient who began experiencing decreased vision approximately 1 month after starting infliximab therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. Visual field testing showed bitemporal hemianopic scotomas, indicating involvement of the nerve fibers in the optic chiasm. The infliximab was discontinued, and the patient experienced substantial improvement in her visual acuity and visual field.

Publication date

  • 2008

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 140

End page

  • 145


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