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Terson's syndrome: Subarachnoid haemorrhage presenting as sudden visual loss


  • Gerard Moynihan, MBBS, Emergency Registrar; Kent Robinson, MBChB, FACEM, Emergency Physician, Conjoint Senior Lecturer UNSW.

Dr Gerard Moynihan, Emergency Department, Liverpool Hospital, Elizabeth Street, Liverpool, NSW 2170, Australia. Email:


Subarachnoid haemorrhage is a condition that usually presents with headache and altered mental state. We report the case of a 50-year-old man with subarachnoid haemorrhage who presented with Terson's syndrome. This is a condition where there is retinal or vitreous haemorrhage secondary to subarachnoid or subdural haemorrhage.