Acute decrease of visual acuity and exophthalmos in a male patient

Eliza Stavride, Ekaterini Manavi, Christos Tsantiridis


A 73-year-old male patient presented to the emergency department for acute worsening of visual acuity and exophthalmos of the left eye. The patient reported that a piece of wood had fallen close to his left eye about a week prior to admission. Ophthalmologic physical examination showed proptosis and papilloedema in the left eye. Visual acuity was 3/10 in the left eye and 7/10 in the right eye. A computed tomography (CT) scan was performed (Figs. 1-3).


Mucocoele; Frontal sinus; Ethmoid sinus; Computed Tomography; Exophtalmos; Optic nerve

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