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Case Reports in Endocrinology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 843795, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/843795
Case Report

Optic Disc Swelling and Vision Loss in a Patient with Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetes

1Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
3Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
4Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 8B Providence Wing, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 1Y6
5Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Received 28 June 2013; Accepted 23 July 2013

Academic Editors: M. A. Boyanov and J. P. Frindik

Copyright © 2013 Ioulia Iosfina et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Advances in cystic fibrosis management have significantly improved life expectancy in these patients. However, we are now faced with a growing number of long-term extrapulmonary consequences of this disease, including ophthalmic complications of diabetes in cystic fibrosis patients. We present a unique report that documents a case of diabetic papillopathy progressing to nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy resulting in vision loss in a patient with CF and diabetes. It highlights the potentially devastating consequences of longstanding diabetes in CF patients.