Table 3.

Ophthalmologic examination findings in 47 patients with visual symptoms from giant cell arteritis in Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA, between 1950 and 2004.

DiagnosisNo. Patients (%)
Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy
  Unilateral12 (25)
  Bilateral5 (11)
Central retinal artery occlusion2 (4)
Other unrelated findings*5 (11)
No ophthalmologic findings16 (34)
Eye examination not performed7 (15)
  • * Included venous congestion, retinal hemorrhages, choroidal sclerosis, arteriolar narrowing, external rectus weakness, and oculomotor nerve palsy.