A Case of Wallenberg Syndrome with Unilateral Occipital Lobe Infarction

  • Xiaobin Xie
  • Ning Fan
  • Ningli Wang
Part of the Advances in Visual Science and Eye Diseases book series (AVSED, volume 2)


A young healthy woman suddenly experienced sore eyes, headache, and unstable gait. It was finally identified that these symptoms were caused by multiple cerebral infarction due to detached tumor emboli from the mitral valve. After surgery and 2 years of rehabilitation, the patient gradually returned to normal life and work. However, the patient could not produce tears in the right eye during crying. Although the visual acuities were 20/20 in both eyes, she always complained of blurred vision. What is the reason behind it?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaobin Xie
    • 1
  • Ning Fan
    • 2
  • Ningli Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.Eye Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Shenzhen Eye Hospital, Shenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyBeijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical UniversityBeijingChina

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