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March 1984

Reversible Visual Loss in Pseudotumor Cerebri

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Neuro-ophthalmology, Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(3):403-406. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030321028

• A patient with chronic pseudotumor cerebri experienced precipitous visual loss as a result of a central retinal vein occlusion associated with an intracranial pressure elevation of 520 mm of CSF and a fall of mean systemic arterial pressure. Optic nerve sheath decompression was associated with substantial improvement of vision.

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