Júlia N Widmer-Pintos1*, Sofía del-Pozo-Lérida1, Consuelo Arnaldos-López1, Noelia Barriga-Barrios1, Laura Sararols-Ramsay1, Hugo Gonzalez-Valdivia2 and Mercè Guarro-Miralles1
1Ophthalmology Department, Hospital General de Granollers, Barcelona, Spain
2Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain
*Corresponding Author: Júlia N Widmer-Pintos, Ophthalmology Department, Hospital General de Granollers, Barcelona, Spain.
Received: April 27, 2022; Published: May 18, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to raise suspicion in clinicians for COVID-19 infection in the setting of a third nerve palsy of unknown origin.
Case Report: We report the case of a previously healthy 46-year-old male presenting with an acute onset of binocular diplopia, right eye strabismus, and right eye ptosis 1 day before being tested positive on an antigen test for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Outcome: The patient successfully recovered 1 week after oral corticosteroid treatment.
Conclusion: Our patient’s case, together with other reported cases, adds evidence suggesting a correlation between SARS-CoV-2 infection and III cranial nerve palsy.
Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; Diplopia; III Cranial Nerve Palsy; Strabismus
Citation: Júlia N Widmer-Pintos., et al. “Incomplete Third Cranial Nerve Palsy Presenting with Binocular Diplopia and Strabismus in a Patient with COVID-19".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.6 (2022): 72-75.
Copyright: © 2022 Júlia N Widmer-Pintos., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.