Sudden blindness and total ophthalmoplegia in mucormycosis. A clinicopathological correlation

J Clin Neuroophthalmol. 1993 Mar;13(1):27-34.


A case of rhino-orbitocerebral mucormycosis is presented, illustrating the serious nature of this disease. Clinical features and their pathological correlations are demonstrated. The need for a high index of clinical suspicion, and an early biopsy of the affected area is emphasized so that the benefits of early diagnosis and therapy may be gained.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Blindness / etiology*
  • Blindness / pathology
  • Eye Infections, Fungal / complications
  • Eye Infections, Fungal / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mucormycosis / complications
  • Mucormycosis / pathology*
  • Ophthalmoplegia / complications
  • Ophthalmoplegia / microbiology
  • Ophthalmoplegia / pathology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed