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Central Retinal Artery Occlusion After Nasosinal Surgery – an Insight

Authors Chowdhary S, Sawhney V, Pandya A, Sambhav K, Gupta SK

Received 25 January 2020

Accepted for publication 7 April 2020

Published 21 May 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 211—215


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Somya Chowdhary,1 Vivek Sawhney,2 Abhijit Pandya,2 Kumar Sambhav,3 Shailesh K Gupta2

1Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA; 2Specialty Retina Centre, Coral Springs, FL, USA; 3Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Correspondence: Shailesh K Gupta
Specialty Retina Centre, Boca Raton, FL, USA
Tel +1561 322-3588

Objective: To describe a case of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) after nasosinal surgery and subject’s subsequent response to hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).
Design: Observational case report.
Results: We describe a subject with diagnosed CRAO after septoplasty, bilateral inferior turbinate reduction and balloon sinuplasty, who was given hyperbaric oxygen treatment after four days of onset of CRAO with an improvement in visual acuity and visual field.
Conclusion: Even though CRAO has been rarely reported after ENT procedures and HBOT has been previously described for the treatment, this is the case report where hyperbaric oxygen was given after four days of onset, with a possible improvement.

Keywords: central retinal artery occlusion, fundus fluorescein angiography, visual fields, electroretinogram, cherry red spot, hyperbaric oxygen therapy

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