Leber's idiopathic stellate neuroretinitis: differential diagnosis and approach to management. Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: Leber's idiopathic stellate neuroretinitis (LISN) is a relatively uncommon clinical entity that is characterized by optic disc oedema and associated macular hard exudates. A broad range of causes can produce such a fundus appearance. METHODS: The clinical experience of the authors is combined with a review of the pertinent literature to describe the features of LISN and its differential diagnosis. CONCLUSION: A knowledge of the potential causes of neuroretinitis is important in order to formulate an effective management strategy.

published proceedings

  • Aust N Z J Ophthalmol

author list (cited authors)

  • Casson, R. J., O'Day, J., & Crompton, J. L.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Casson, RJ||O'Day, J||Crompton, JL

publication date

  • February 1999