Howard Pomeranz, M.D., Ph.D | Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, University of Maryland Medical Center M.A. Afshari, M.D., M.P.H. | Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
A 56 year-old white man complained of blurring of the lower one-third of the vision in his left eye for the past five days. His past ocular history was significant only for retinoschisis bilaterally which was diagnosed three years previously. He has been treated for hypertension for six years with amlodipine. He denied headache, eye pain or diplopia. Visual acuities were 20/20 bilaterally. Color vision was normal. A left afferent pupillary defect was present. A left inferior altitudinal defect was present. Optic nerves are illustrated below. The ESR was 17. The hematocrit was 49.4%.