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Improved circulation in ocular ischemic syndrome after carotid artery stenting.

Abstract

Ocular ischemic syndrome is a chronic ischemic eye disease including a series of ischemic ocular and brain syndromes caused by carotid artery occlusion or stenosis. Because of the different degrees of ischemia, clinical manifestations of ocular ischemic syndrome are diverse, and it is difficult to diagnose in the initial stage. The main strategy to treat ocular ischemic syndrome is elimination of carotid stenosis. We presented a patient who recovered dramatically after carotid artery stenting. The pre-stenting arm-retinal circulation time of the patient’s left eye was prolonged, and a large amount of microaneurysm appeared at the posterior polar and mid-peripheral aspects of the left retina. The post-stenting arm-retinal circulation time of the left eye decreased to 16.3 seconds, and the microaneurysm almost disappeared.

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  • Authors

    Wang YL, Zhao L, Li MM

    Institution

    Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China. wangyanling999@sina.com

    Source

    Chinese medical journal 124:21 2011 Nov pg 3598-600

    MeSH

    Angioplasty
    Carotid Arteries
    Carotid Stenosis
    Female
    Humans
    Ischemia
    Middle Aged
    Retinal Artery Occlusion
    Retinal Diseases

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22340185