What your patient might ask you…

Have you ever seen a patient with Ebola?

An article in Newsweek discussed the interesting retinal lesions associated with Ebola survivors. They cite this study that examined 82 Ebola survivors and found retinal lesions located either adjacent to the optic nerve or in the periphery. In the 8 cases where lesions appear next to the optic nerve, the radial path of the lesions seem to follow the radial distribution of the nerve fiber layer suggesting that the virus enters through the optic nerve.
Retinal photos here and here.