Year : 2015 | Volume : 3 | Issue : 1 | Page : 81 - 83  

Case Reports
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome presenting as cortical blindness: a case report.

Renu Shukla Dubey 1, Sangeeta Das 2, K. Rajitha 3

1Sr Resident, 2Associate Professor, 3 Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad


Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is characterized clinically by the presence of headache, seizures, loss of consciousness, and cortical blindness in a woman with high blood pressure in the third trimester of pregnancy, and radiological findings in such patients are predominantly posterior cerebral edema all of which are reversible within three months. We report a 24 year old patient who presented with headache and visual loss on fourth day post delivery. Clinical improvement with complete resolution of visual disturbances was observed with supportive treatment

Key words: cortical blindness, eclampsia, postpartum

Corresponding Author: Dr. Renu Shukla Dubey, 7-1-215/C/1/B, Dubey Nivas, Balkampet, Hyderabad-500016

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