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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 262-3

Unilateral central retinal artery occlusion following intravenous streptokinase.


Department of Ophthalmology, B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai - 400 008, India., India

Correspondence Address:
N A Potdar
Department of Ophthalmology, B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai - 400 008, India.
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A 38-year-old male with acute myocardial infraction who had received streptokinase presented with acute painless diminution of vision in the left eye. Examination revealed features of central retinal artery occlusion on the left side with vision of perception of light. Treatment in the form of systemic and local intraocular pressure lowering agents, retrobulbar xanthinol nicotinate and systemic injection of B-complex resulted in improvement of vision to counting fingers up to one meter. In this case thrombolytic therapy itself led to embolism into the left central retinal artery resulting in its occlusion and eventually optic atrophy and blindness.






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