Syphilis | Stages, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

9- Visual problems

Visual alterations in secondary syphilis are frequent, and there are various types. In many cases, patients have a small and irregular pupil that accommodates for near vision but not before luminous stimuli. This is usually found in the physical exam but not in a day-to-day setting. However, after a few months or years visual problems become more pronounced and may even lead to optical atrophy.