Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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ISSN: 2155-9570

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Sungmo Kang

Sungmo Kang


  • Case Report
    Asymmetric Superior Ophthalmic Vein Thrombosis due to Sepsis Induced by a Deep Neck Infection
    Author(s): Jungyong Kim and Sungmo KangJungyong Kim and Sungmo Kang

    Superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis is one of the early signs of cavernous sinus thrombosis. It is characterized by ipsilateral proptosis, ptosis, chemosis, limitations of ocular muscle movement and normal fundus findings. In this article, we present a case of bilateral asymmetric superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis due to sepsis developed from a deep neck infection from a parotid gland abscess. A 49-year-old male patient presented to our emergency department with a history of progressive left neck swelling, ocular pain and conjunctival injection, ptosis, proptosis, and diplopia on his right eye. He had limitations of his extraocular muscle movement in all directions of his right eye, especially abduction and adduction limitations with no midline crossing. It was revealed that the patient was in a septic condition at the emergency department. The findings revealed a diffuse parotid gl.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9570.1000454

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