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Oman J Ophthalmol. 2018 Jan-Apr;11(1):85-87. doi: 10.4103/ojo.OJO_137_2017.

Ocular manifestations in a case of Wernicke's encephalopathy due to hyperemesis gravidarum.

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1
Department of Ophthalmology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
2
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Abstract

Wernicke's Encephalopathy (WE) is a potentially devastating disorder, which if not diagnosed and treated at the earliest, could lead to dangerous neurological and ophthalmological complications. We report the ocular manifestations of WE in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis gravidarum.

KEYWORDS:

Hyperemesis gravidarum; Wernicke's encephalopathy; optic disc edema; retinal hemorrhages; thiamine

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