Visual pathway hemorrhage associated with alcohol-induced coagulopathy

Deborah I. Friedman, S. Rao Aravapalli, Michael C. Shende

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Hemorrhage confined to the optic pathways is rare. We describe a patient with diffuse hemorrhage of the intracranial optic nerves, optic chiasm, and optic tracts, attributed to alcohol-induced coagulopathy. The hemorrhage resolved completely as the patient’s vision improved, and subsequent neuroimaging studies showed atrophy of the affected structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-133
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996


  • Anterior visual pathways
  • Coagulopathy
  • Hemorrhage
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Optic chiasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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