A school of red herring

Peter W. MacIntosh, Sachin Jain, Heather E. Moss*, Nicholas J. Volpe, Ali Alaraj

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A 66-year-old man with chronic kidney disease presented with painless unilateral vision loss and bilateral optic disk swelling. Vision loss progressed in the affected eye and developed in the fellow eye. Evaluation for infectious, neoplastic, ischemic, and inflammatory disorders was unrevealing. High-dose corticosteroids appeared to stabilize his vision temporarily. Eventually he was diagnosed with papilledema in the setting of transverse venous sinus stenosis and dural arteriovenous fistula. His papilledema resolved, and his vision improved following stenting of the venous sinus stenosis and embolization of the fistula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)664-670
Number of pages7
JournalSurvey of ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Intracranial hypertension
  • Papilledema
  • Stenting
  • Transverse sinus stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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