Sudden onset loss of vision following subarachnoid haemorrhage
- 1Department of Neurosurgery, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, UK
- 2Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK
- Correspondence to Dr Andrew Walkden;
A lady in her 50s was transferred to the neurosurgical department with reduced conscious level resulting from subarachnoid haemorrhage. The culpable anterior communicating artery aneurysm was coiled without complication.
The following day she remained drowsy and slightly dysphasic, but intimated a sudden alteration in visual acuity in her right eye. On examination, she was unable to count fingers in the right eye and struggled to …