Bilateral optic nerve infarction following acute systemic hypotension and anemia--a case report

Indian J Ophthalmol. Apr-Jun 1992;40(2):66-9.


Presented here are case reports of two patients who became completely blind in both eyes following acute systemic hypotension - in one following bouts of vomiting and in the other after repeated gastrointestinal bleeding. Both patients had severe degree of anemia. There were no other risk factors for vascular disease such as arteriosclerosis or vasculitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anemia / complications*
  • Blindness / etiology
  • Humans
  • Hypotension / complications*
  • Infarction / etiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Optic Nerve / blood supply*