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November 2017

Metallic Filament Embolization of the Retinal Artery

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
  • 2Retina & Vitreous of Texas, Houston
  • 3Department of Ophthalmology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • 4Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135(11):1279-1281. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.3567

We report findings of a coil filament embolization to a retinal artery causing visual symptoms several years after treatment of a ruptured intracranial aneurysm.

A woman in her 40s reported seeing shadows “blocking [her] right eye” for 2 weeks. Three years earlier, she had undergone emergency endovascular coil embolization for a subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by a spontaneously ruptured right posterior communicating artery aneurysm. She was otherwise healthy.

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