Ocular neuromyotonia in a patient with cavernous sinus thrombosis secondary to mucormycosis

A. R. Harrison, J. D. Wirtschafter

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a case of ocular neuromyotonia occurring after cavernous sinus thrombosis secondary to mucormycosis. METHODS: Case report. We performed serial comprehensive neuro-ophthalmologic examinations. RESULTS: Fifteen months after initial total ophthalmoplegia of the right eye and complete right upper eyelid ptosis, isolated ocular neuromyotonia, characterized by episodic upward jerking movements of the right upper eyelid, was noted. CONCLUSION: Ocular neuromyotonia, which usually manifests in patients with a history of intracranial tumors and cranial radiation, may also be secondary to infectious cavernous sinus thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-123
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume124
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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