What causes posttraumatic transient vision loss (TVL)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Andrew J Tatham, MD, MBA, FRCOphth, FEBO, FRCS(Ed); Chief Editor: Andrew G Lee, MD  more...
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Posttraumatic transient cortical blindness is thought to result from vasospasm and transient ischemia leading to cerebral dysfunction. [9, 10, 11] In these cases, vision returns to normal within minutes to hours, with no permanent neurologic sequelae.


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