Transorbital superior ophthalmic vein sacrifice to preserve vision in ocular hypertension from aseptic cavernous sinus thrombosis.

@article{Ladner2015TransorbitalSO,
  title={Transorbital superior ophthalmic vein sacrifice to preserve vision in ocular hypertension from aseptic cavernous sinus thrombosis.},
  author={T R Ladner and Brandon J Davis and Lucy He and Louise A. Mawn and J. Mocco},
  journal={Journal of neurointerventional surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 12},
  pages={e39}
}
Aseptic cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) is rare and may clinically masquerade as a carotid cavernous fistula. Conventional management includes oral anticoagulation, but cases of ocular hypertension affecting vision may require more aggressive intervention. We report a case of a woman with spontaneous bilaterally occluded cavernous sinuses with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), which resolved immediately following unilateral superior ophthalmic vein (SOV) sacrifice. She was subsequently… CONTINUE READING