Self-inflicted blindness and Brown-Squard syndrome. Academic Article uri icon


  • A 30-year-old paranoid schizophrenic man suffered a psychotic episode while flying on an airplane, locked himself in the bathroom, detached the temples of his sunglasses, and stabbed them deeply into both medial orbits. He then secured one temple into the door hinge and rammed the back of his neck repeatedly against it. The injuries caused no light perception from optic nerve trauma and a Brown-Squard hemitransection of the spinal cord.

published proceedings

  • J Neuroophthalmol

author list (cited authors)

  • Gray, T. L., Karagiannis, A., Crompton, J. L., & Selva, D.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Gray, Tim L||Karagiannis, Arthur||Crompton, John L||Selva, Dinesh

publication date

  • June 2003