Primary empty sella syndrome and central retinal vein occlusion

Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Paola Ramovecchi, Giuseppe Ravalico

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Empty sella syndrome (ESS) is a peculiar disease that may involve systemic, neurological or ophthalmological symptoms. Our report presents a case of primary ESS complicated with central retinal vein occlusion. In an attempt to explain the pathogenesis of the retinal venous stasis, it may be hypothesized that the compression of the optic nerve may produce a slowing of axoplasmic flow, with a consequent optic nerve head swelling. Thus the central retinal vein gets compressed with the clinical result of a retinal venous stasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-108
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Central retinal vein occlusion
  • Empty sella syndrome
  • Retinal venous stasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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