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Effect of anterior chamber paracentesis on decreased retinal circulation due to retrobulbar hematoma in dogs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2919196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An experimental canine model for blindness following blepharoplasty was developed to demonstrate occlusion of retinal circulation resulting from simulated retrobulbar hematoma. Seven mongrel dogs were studied, monitoring retinal vascular patterns by funduscopic examination and intraocular pressure by pneumotonometry. Anterior chamber paracentesis was performed in five dogs 10 minutes after injecting blood retrobulbarly, with an immediate decrease in pressure and return of retinal blood flow. In two dogs without paracentesis, increased pressure and blindness persisted. Anterior chamber paracentesis has been shown to reduce intraocular pressure from hematoma of the retro-orbital area in dogs. Although controversial, anterior chamber paracentesis may represent a useful temporizing adjunct in the treatment of increased intraocular pressure and impaired vision from hematoma following blepharoplasty.
W Becker; A R Talley; S E Logan; V L Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-29     Completed Date:  1989-03-29     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Chamber*
Blindness / etiology
Exophthalmos / etiology
Eye Hemorrhage / complications*
Eyelids / surgery
Hematoma / complications*
Intraocular Pressure
Ischemia / etiology,  therapy
Regional Blood Flow
Retinal Vessels / physiopathology*
Surgery, Plastic / adverse effects
Comment In:
Plast Reconstr Surg. 1989 Oct;84(4):701-3   [PMID:  2780915 ]

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