A 38-year-old woman developed bilateral carotid cavernous fistulae (CCF) following a motor vehicle collision. Her initial ophthalmologic findings included periorbital edema, palsies of the left oculomotor and abducens nerves, and residual dilated pupils. She subsequently developed significant optic disc edema and retinal vascular dilation bilaterally. Patients with similar injuries typically require neurosurgical or vascular intervention. In this case, the patient's signs resolved spontaneously by 21 months after onset, leaving no residual ocular deficits.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Digital journal of ophthalmology : DJO / sponsored by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary|
|State||Published - 2013|
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