Giant Intracranial Aneurysms Threaten Woman's Vision and Life


A 48-year-old woman who was losing her vision had repeated consultations with her local optometrist to optimize her prescription for bifocal contact lenses. When her vision continued to deteriorate, she went to a new optometrist who concluded that, given that standard eye examination failed to reveal the cause of her vision loss, the source might instead be neurologic. He referred her to a neurologist.

An MRI revealed two giant aneurysms compressing her optic nerves, threatening not only her vision but also her life. The patient sought help from Duke neurosurgeon Ali Zomorodi, MD, at  the Duke Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Center.

Read more of this story in Clinical Practice Today.