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Subspecialties Glaucoma, Comprehensive

A Rare Illustration

Occasionally, we see a patient whose case is so unusual that it is worth describing in more detail…

Six years ago, a 37-year-old man came to our clinic at the Department of Ophthalmology of the Universitaetsklinikum Giessen in Germany, complaining about decreased vision in both eyes. He had been diagnosed with intraocular optic neuritis and anterior uveitis due to co-infection with Treponema pallidum and HIV. The patient was diagnosed with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus 30 years ago.

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About the Authors

Abdelwahhab Azzawi

Azzawi was a consultant ophthalmologist at the Department of Ophthalmology, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Universitaetsklinikum Giessen and Marburg GmbH in Germany, and he is now a consultant ophthalmologist at the department of ophthalmology, Staedtisches Klinikum Dresden in Germany.


Efthalia Xanthopoulou

Ophthalmology resident at Klinikum Frankfurt Hochst in Germany.

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