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Recovery following acute obstruction of the retinal and choroidal circulations. A case history.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3231917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report a 70-year-old man who presented with a combined obstruction of both the central retinal artery and the lateral posterior ciliary artery that spontaneously reperfused after 4 days of documented ischemia. Despite this prolonged period of decreased perfusion, visual acuity improved from light perception to 20/30 with the re-establishment of normal retinal and choroidal blood flow as documented with intravenous fluorescein angiography. The theory of retinal tolerance time to obstruction of the central retinal artery and its bearing on possible therapeutic interventions are discussed.
J S Duker; G C Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0275-004X     ISO Abbreviation:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-18     Completed Date:  1989-04-18     Revised Date:  2006-12-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309919     Medline TA:  Retina     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Retina Vascular Unit, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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MeSH Terms
Choroid / blood supply*
Fluorescein Angiography
Ischemia / physiopathology*
Ophthalmic Artery / pathology*
Retina / blood supply
Retinal Artery Occlusion / physiopathology*
Visual Acuity

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