Acute angle-closure glaucoma and pupil-involving complete third nerve palsy as presenting signs of thrombosed cavernous sinus aneurysm Academic Article uri icon


  • Eye the internal carotid artery and the posterior communicating artery. 1 Intracavernous sinus aneurysms (ICSA) are much less frequent, and typically produce combined oculomotor cranial neuropathies, trigeminal neuropathy, and Horner's syndrome in addition to TNP (nonisolated palsy). 1 Acute CTNP because of ICSA is extremely rare, and to the best of our knowledge there are no such reports in the literature. We present a patient with atypical features of this disorder, who presented with acute angle-closure (AAC) glaucoma and CTNP as presenting signs of thrombosed ICSA.

publication date

  • January 1, 2004

published in

  • Eye  Journal