Optic nerve enlargement and central retinal-artery occlusion secondary to retrobulbar anesthesia.

M. Hersch, G. Baer, J. P. Dieckert, H. M. Lambert, J. W. Shore

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Abstract

Optic nerve injury after retrobulbar injection of anesthetic agents may damage the optic nerve and vascular supply to the eye. We describe a case of documented orbital optic nerve injury with central artery occlusion after retrobulbar injection before cataract surgery. Early computed tomography documentation of optic nerve injury associated with retrobulbar injection is suggested to allow early consideration of optic nerve sheath decompression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Volume21
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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