- F Kuhn, R Morris, CD Witherspoon, et al (Helen Keller Eye Research Found, Birmingham, Ala; Univ of Pecs, Hungary)
Terson Syndrome : Results of Vitrectomy and the Significance of Vitreous Hemorrhage in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
Ophthalmology 105: 472-477, 1998.
Intraocular haemorrhage occurs in 18% to 41% of adults with subarachnoid haemorrhage; the rate for children may be as high as 70%. If there is associated vitreous haemorrhage, the condition is called Terson syndrome. Reports state that 3% to 5% patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage also have this condition.
The authors performed two studies -firstly to evaluate surgical results of vitrectomy and secondly to describe the incidence of Terson Syndrome in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage.
In adults patients with Terson syndrome, vitrectomy can significantly improve visual acuity as compared to infants.