Extra-Intestinal Complications and Manifestations (Ocular and Pulmonary) among Patients with Crohn's Disease
PURPOSE To report a case of a patient with ischemic retinopathy associated with Crohn's disease. CASE REPORT This report presents a case of a 28-year-old female patient with Crohn's disease and sudden decrease of visual acuity in the right eye. Fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, and multifocal electroretinography confirmed the clinical features of ischemic retinopathy. After systemic corticosteroid treatment, the patient developed epiretinal membrane without significant improvement in visual acuity. DISCUSSION The patient presented with ischemic retinopathy associated with Crohn's disease with deficiency of central visual acuity. Periodic examination by a retina specialist is recommended for patients being treated for Crohn's disease.