Does giant cell arteritis (GCA) (temporal arteritis) cause vision impairment?

Updated: Sep 03, 2020
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Visual loss is one of the most significant causes of morbidity in GCA. Permanent visual impairment may occur in as many as 20% of patients, and, in some cases, GCA can cause bilateral blindness. [8] Newly recognized GCA should be considered a true neuro-ophthalmic emergency.


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