Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome secondary to preeclampsia-a case report
Burak Esener, Pamuk Betul Ulucan Atas, Penpe Gul Firat
Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Malatya, Turkey
In this article, we aimed to present a 29 year-old preeclampsia patient with sudden loss of vision in both eyes after cesarean section. In her ophthalmoscopic examination her visual acuity was at the level of light perception on both of eyes. The anterior segment examination of the patient was normal with normal eye movement in all directions. The fundus had a tilted disc, which was evident on the left. Emergency orbital, cranial MRI, carotid Doppler were requested with arterial blood pressure control of the patient. Close follow-up was recommended. Patient was diagnosed as posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome with cortical visual loss due to vasogenic edema according to diffusion MRI result. Patient’s visual acuity was 10/10 on the right side and 16/100 on the left side after 3 days with control of arterial blood pressure.