Improved circulation in ocular ischemic syndrome after carotid artery stenting.
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.
Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceChinese medical journal 124:21 2011 Nov pg 3598-600
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Pub Type(s)Case Reports