Central retinal artery occlusion during cardiac catheterization.


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stefánsson, E; Coin, JT; Lewis, WR; Belkin, RN; Behar, VS; Morris, JJ; Anderson, WB

Published Date

  • May 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 99 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 586 - 589

PubMed ID

  • 4003497

Pubmed Central ID

  • 4003497

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1891

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394


  • eng