• Users Online: 1235
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 552-553

Bilateral isolated superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis: An initial presentation of antiphospholipid syndrome


Oculoplasty and Paediatric Ophthalmology Services, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepsekhar Das
Oculoplasty and Pediatric Ophthalmology Services, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2666_21

Rights and Permissions

Bilateral superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis (SOVT) being extremely rare requires diligent evaluation for a definitive diagnosis. A 19-year-old male presented with pain and swelling around both eyes for 5 days. He had bilateral proptosis with gross limitation of movements (extraocular movement) and visual acuity of 6/9 in both eyes. On palpation, no mass was found. Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging orbit demonstrated bilateral superior ophthalmic vein dilation. Keeping a clinical suspicion of bilateral SOVT, systemic evaluation revealed raised anticardiolipin antibody levels at two occasions 12-weeks apart. A diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome was made and anticoagulant therapy was commenced. At 2-week follow-up, there was marked improvement in clinical features.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed76    
    Printed0    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded13    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal