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Keywords:

  • cancer-related;
  • acute;
  • binocular;
  • visual;
  • loss

Abstract

BACKGROUND.

Acute binocular blindness is an uncommon cause for neurologic consultation.

METHODS.

Over the last 20 months 10 patients with acute onset blindness were seen at a tertiary cancer center. Probable cause was identified in all patients.

RESULTS.

Treatment varied and was determined by etiology of visual loss.

CONCLUSIONS.

Six patients made a complete or near complete recovery. Cancer 2007. © 2007 American Cancer Society.