Laughter-Induced Transient Vision Loss in a Patient With Silent Sinus Syndrome

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Title Laughter-Induced Transient Vision Loss in a Patient With Silent Sinus Syndrome
Creator Sara N. Reggie; Krishna Kalyam; John B. Holds; Sophia M. Chung
Affiliation Department of Ophthalmology (SNR, JBH, SMC), St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri; Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (KK), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri; and Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Inc. (JBH), St. Louis, Missouri.
Subject Transient Vision Loss; Laughter; Silent Sinus Syndrome
Abstract BACKGROUND:To report a patient with silent sinus syndrome (SSS) who experienced transient ipsilateral monocular vision loss during intense laughter. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: Our patient's transient vision loss completely resolved after maxillary sinus decompression and during 7 months of follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: Although the precise mechanism of our patient's vision loss remains undetermined, we suspect that the vascular supply to the eye and/or the optic nerve was compromised as the result of the combination of laughter (causing Valsalva maneuver and increased intrathoracic pressure) and SSS.
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Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Date 2018-03
Type Text
Source Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, December 2018, Volume 38, Issue 1
Language eng
Rights Management © North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Publication Type Journal Article
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Date Created 2019-03-11
Date Modified 2019-03-11
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