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November 2018

Combined Central Retinal Artery and Vein Occlusion From a Presumed Arteriovenous Fistula After Retrobulbar Anesthesia

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 2Montreal Retina Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018;136(11):1307-1309. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.3224

Retinal vascular occlusions are rare but visually devastating complications of periorbital anesthesia.1,2 In this report, we present a case of combined central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) and central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) from a presumed central retinal arteriovenous fistula (CRAVF) secondary to retrobulbar anesthesia (RBA).

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