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546 Possible Causes for Unilateral Blindness

  • Meningitis

    Hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis causing unilateral blindness: MR findings . Clin Neurol Neurosurg 1993 ; 95 : 65 – 70 . 8.[cambridge.org]

  • Temporal Arteritis

    blindness.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Visual symptoms of diplopia, blurred vision, or amaurosis fugax may antedate development of sudden unilateral blindness.[rheumaknowledgy.com] […] carotid arteries, especially the temporal artery; occurs in old people and may be manifested by constitutional symptoms, particularly severe headache, and sometimes sudden unilateral[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Optic Nerve Injury

    A case of unilateral blindness following blunt injury to the skull is presented.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Methods: One hundred consecutive patients with unilateral/ bilateral blindness as a result of minor head injury were studied with regard to their visual status, CT scan, MRI[ijo.in] In addition, examination of the pupils may not show any difference in size when both the eyes are open. · Unilateral blindness due to optic nerve injury is often missed on[thamburaj.com]

  • Retinal Arterial Branch Occlusion

    Symptoms: In central retinal artery occlusion, the patient generally complains of sudden, painless unilateral blindness.[alpfmedical.info]

  • Cavernous Sinus Aneurysm

    Triad of unilateral blindness, orbital fractures and massive epistaxis’ after head injury. J. Neurosurg., 1961;18: 837. 5. Mahmoud, NA.[jpma.org.pk]

  • Carotid Cavernous Sinus Fistula

    German , Triad of unilateral blindness, orbital fractures and massive epistaxis after head injury. J. Neurosurg. 18 (1961), 837–840. PubMed Google Scholar McCormick, W.[link.springer.com]

  • Occlusion of the Ophthalmic Artery

    Unilateral blindness occurring during anaesthesia for neurosurgical operations. AMA Arch Ophthalmol 1954; 52: 819-30. 6.[neurologyindia.com] , and in case of unilateral involvement, to save the other eye.[ijmr.org.in] This case highlights the importance of early diagnosis and prompt treatment of giant cell arteritis in order to prevent the blinding complications like ophthalmic artery occlusion[ijmr.org.in]

  • Optic Nerve Infarction

    Unilateral blindness occurring during anesthesia for neurosurgical operations. AMA Arch Ophthalmol 1954;52:819–30.[journals.lww.com] In addition, examination of the pupils may not show any difference in size when both the eyes are open. · Unilateral blindness due to optic nerve injury is often missed on[thamburaj.com] Loss of vision may be unilateral but is often bilateral, ranging from irreversible total blindness to mild transient deficits.[ijo.in]

  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis

    Complications of cavernous sinus thrombosis include meningoencephalitis, brain abscess , stroke , blindness , and pituitary insufficiency .[merckmanuals.com] Cavernous sinus thrombosis and blindness as complications of an odontogenic infection: report of a case and review of literature.[degruyter.com] Symptoms and Signs Initial symptoms of cavernous sinus thrombosis are progressively severe headache or facial pain, usually unilateral and localized to retro-orbital and frontal[merckmanuals.com]

  • Retinoblastoma

    Complications The following clinical conditions may complicate from the primary retinoblastoma and from its post-radiation condition: Blindness: A dysfunctional orbit may[symptoma.com] Optic nerve neuroma Metastasis to the brain, lungs and bones Sarcoma Malignant melanoma Unilateral retinoblastoma may complicate and affect the other eye Retinoblastoma evolves[symptoma.com]

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