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Reversal of ischemic retinopathy following balloon angioplasty of a stenotic ophthalmic artery.
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PMID:  20418775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 65-year-old woman who had undergone internal carotid artery stenting and was being maintained on antiplatelet therapy developed features suggesting ipsilateral reduced retinal artery perfusion. Injection of urokinase into the ophthalmic artery provided temporary improvement. When manifestations of retinal arterial ischemia recurred, angiography revealed worsening stenosis at the origin of the ophthalmic artery. Balloon angioplasty at that site successfully restored visual acuity and reversed the ischemic fundus abnormalities. This is the first report of ophthalmic artery balloon angioplasty in this setting.
Gyo Jun Hwang; Se Joon Woo; Jeong-Min Hwang; Cheolkyu Jung; Kyu Hyung Park; O-Ki Kwon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1536-5166     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuroophthalmol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-06     Completed Date:  2010-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431308     Medline TA:  J Neuroophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / methods*
Constriction, Pathologic / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Coronary Angiography
Fluorescein Angiography / methods
Ophthalmic Artery / radiography,  surgery*

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