The visualization of air emboli in the retinal arteries has been occasionally reported. Hirsch1 (1920) was one of the first authors to report this finding. Reyer and Kohl2 reported the observation of bubbles of air in the retinal arteries in 1 of a series of 10 patients with gas embolism. Weaver3 and others have described retinal changes after injection of air into the arterial systems of experimental animals. The following account of a clinical observation of the passage of bubbles of air along the retinal arteries after introduction of a large air embolus into the vascular system is given because of the rarity of this observation and because of some of the unusual, hitherto unmentioned, features observed in this case.
REPORT OF CASE
M. R., a white woman aged 24, with moderately advanced pulmonary tuberculosis, was admitted for treatment to the City Hospital June 24, 1940. On
Wong RT. AIR EMBOLI IN THE RETINAL ARTERIES: Report of a Case. Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;25(1):149–150. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870070163017
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