2022 - 1 Issue

Case report

Influence Of Pregnancy On Neuromyelitis Optica From An Ophthalmological Point Of View. A Case Report

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Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO, Devic’s disease) is a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, leading to optic neuritis and transverse myelitis. The clinical course of the disease and ocular changes in pregnancy are still not well known. Here we present the subclinical ophthalmological changes which were evaluated by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) during the 39 weeks’ gestation and postpartum period in a pregnant woman with a diagnosis of NMO. In addition, we present the obstetric and neurological course of our patient and review the literature. A 30-year-old female with a history of NMO was ophthalmologically examined and  SD-OCT was performed periodically every trimester to observe the effects of pregnancy on the disease course. No ophthalmological changes were observed during the pregnancy and postpartum period. Caesarean delivery was preferred due to obstetric indication. The patient was discharged on the second day of the postpartum period.