Central retinal artery occlusion during cardiac catheterization

E. Stefansson, J. T. Coin, William R Lewis, R. N. Belkin, V. S. Behar, J. J. Morris, W. B. Anderson

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A massive embolus of the central retinal artery occurred during cardiac catheterization and selective coronary angiography. Anterior chamber paracentesis and coughing resulted in restoration of retinal blood flow and vision within two hours. In two other cases retinal arteriolar embolization was observed in patients who had minimal or no ocular symptoms after cardiac catheterization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)586-589
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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