Total blindness after trival frontal head trauma: Bilaterall ilndirect optic nerve injury

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Article Abstract

A 10-year-old girl developed bilateral blindness and partial third nerve paresis immediately following a closed head injury. Bilateral optic atrophy developed subsequently. This is the first report of an association between second and third nerve injuries after minor head trauma in the absence of a preexisting lesion. The pathophysiology of indirect injury to the optic nerve under these circumstances in uncertain, but the lesions in this patient seemed to be due to ischemia.

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