Central Retinal Arterial Occlusion (CRAO) after Phacoemulsification-A Rare Complication

Authors

  • Gyanendra Lamichhane Lumbini Eye Institute, Shree Rana-Ambika Shah Eye Hospital,Bhairahawa,
  • P Gautam Lumbini Eye Institute, Shree Rana-Ambika Shah Eye Hospital,Bhairahawa,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v5i2.8746

Keywords:

Central retinal artery occlusion, peribulbar anesthesia, phacoemulsification

Abstract

Background: While peribulbar anesthesia is generally safe, a remote risk of retinal vascular accident exists and its routine use should be done with caution.

Objective: To report a case of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) that occurred within 24 hours of routine uneventful phacoemulsification cataract surgery using peribulbar anesthesia. We share our experience of a 45-year old man who underwent uneventful clear corneal temporal incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery using peribulbar lignocain injection with adrenaline.

Case: A Patient who underwent routine phacoemulsification surgery of left eye for posterior sub-capsular cataract under peribulbar anesthesia developed central retinal artery occlusion in the immediate post-operative period. The surgery was uneventful.

Conclusion: Central retinal artery occlusion is a rare but dreadful complication seen after uneventful phacoemulsification and the cause is mainly due to anesthesia related.

Nepal J Ophthalmol 2013; 5(10): 281-283

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v5i2.8746

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Published

2013-09-25

How to Cite

Lamichhane, G., & Gautam, P. (2013). Central Retinal Arterial Occlusion (CRAO) after Phacoemulsification-A Rare Complication. Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology, 5(2), 281–283. https://doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v5i2.8746

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