Intraorbital ophthalmic artery (OA) aneurysms are rare. They can be asymptomatic or present with visual disturbances, exophthalmos and headaches. We present a case of a 57-year-old man who presented with reduced vision, diplopia and exophthalmos. A carotid artery angiogram identified a right OA aneurysm. Due to the low risk of rupture and the patient’s comorbidities including cardiac and renal impairment, a conservative approach was followed. A few weeks post presentation, the patient’s vision and optic nerve function had improved. This case reiterates the importance of considering conservative treatment for patients with intraorbital OA aneurysms.
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Contributors PG: planning, conduct and reporting. JV: acquisition of images and conduct. TG: overlooking the case report and reviewing the information. MQ: acquisition of images.
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Competing interests None declared.
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