Terson syndrome: the need for fundoscopy in subarachnoid haemorrhage

Akbar N Ashrafi, Rahul Chakrabarti and John Laidlaw
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10642
Published online: 6 August 2012

To the Editor: Patients who survive subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) are at significant risk of visual impairment, further complicating their recovery. This may arise as a result of Terson syndrome,1 which is the phenomenon of intraocular haemorrhage associated with any intracranial bleed and raised intracranial pressure. We report a case of missed Terson syndrome at a tertiary referral centre.

  • Akbar N Ashrafi1
  • Rahul Chakrabarti2
  • John Laidlaw3

  • 1 Mater Adult Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.


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