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Hyperbaric oxygen treatment of retinal artery occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20568546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Five patients with a one- to 12-day history of symptoms secondary to retinal artery occlusion (RAO) were treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO2) for one hour at 1.5 ATA. Four patients had been diagnosed with branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) and one patient with a cilioretinal artery occlusion. The three patients with macular sparing occlusions had experienced a loss of visual field, and the remaining two patients with macular involvement had marked loss of central visual acuity. All patients improved following HBO2 treatment. There were no complications. HBO2 may be a safe and effective treatment for patients with RAO.
Jeffrey N Weiss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1066-2936     ISO Abbreviation:  Undersea Hyperb Med     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-23     Completed Date:  2010-07-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312954     Medline TA:  Undersea Hyperb Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-72     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Retina Associates of South Florida, Margate, Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Hyperbaric Oxygenation
Middle Aged
Retinal Artery Occlusion / therapy*

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