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2021 Jun

Indian J Ophthalmol



Intracranial hypertension and visual loss following COVID-19: A case report.


Ilhan B, Cokal BG, Mungan Y
Indian J Ophthalmol. 2021 Jun; 69(6):1625-1627.
PMID: 34011757.


A 40-year-old woman presented with headache, bilateral optic disc edema, and visual loss. She had been diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) 15 days ago. Her cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure was 410 mmHO, and cranial imaging was normal. She had obesity as a risk factor but had not experienced any ophthalmic complaints before. COVID-19 could be a causative or precipitating factor for intracranial hypertension especially in high-risk groups even in the late phases of the disease and has not been discussed in the literature as such. This should be studied further and kept in mind to prevent permanent loss of vision.