1Department of Ophthalmology, Pierre Ophthalmology Clinic, Brazil
2 School of Medicine, Uninta, Brazil
Neuro-ophthalmological complications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are being increasingly recognized. We report the case of a 10-year-old girl with acute onset diplopia and ptosis in the left eye. She was subsequently diagnosed with COVID-19 and complete oculomotor nerve palsy. She did not present any respiratory or specific neurological findings. Orbital and brain magnetic resonance imaging were unremarkable. The patient was managed conservatively with remission of palsy. COVID-19 should be suspected among children presenting with ocular nerve palsy, even in those without typical symptoms of disease.
Keywords: Oculomotor Nerve Palsy; Diplopia; Coronavirus; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; Case Report
Paulo de Tarso Ponte Pierre-Filho and Lucas Linhares Pierre. Oculomotor Nerve Palsy in an Asymptomatic Child with SARS-CoV-2 Virus Infection. EC Ophthalmology 14.7 (2023): 01-04.
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