Superior Ophthalmic Vein Thrombosis Associated With Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infection.

Publication date: Mar 01, 2024

Superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis is a rare condition scarcely described in clinical literature with potentially severe consequences including permanent vision loss. This report details the case of a 70-year-old woman who presented with acute binocular horizontal diplopia, relative proptosis of the OD by 4 mm, and pain OD. On exam, visual acuity was 20/20 OD and 20/30 OS with full extraocular movements. CT revealed proptosis OD with a thrombosed superior ophthalmic varix. Evaluation for etiology of hypercoagulability was unremarkable, although the patient did have an asymptomatic COVID-19 infection 1 month prior. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first reported case of superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis secondary to an asymptomatic COVID-19 infection.

Concepts Keywords
Authors Asymptomatic
Month Clinical
Old Condition
Thrombosis Consequences
Woman Covid
Including
Infection
Ophthalmic
Permanent
Proptosis
Rare
Severe
Superior
Thrombosis
Vein

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH Thrombosis
disease MESH COVID-19
disease MESH Infection
disease VO report
disease MESH horizontal diplopia
disease MESH proptosis
disease MESH varix
disease MESH etiology
disease MESH hypercoagulability

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