Anterior ischemia after posterior segment surgery

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Anterior segment ischemia is a rare complication of posterior segment surgery with a broad spectrum of presentations. Most frequently, it follows a mild self-limited course. Cases that are more prominent usually result from a co-incidence of precipitating factors. Recognition of precipitating factors and appropriate action can avoid anterior segment ischemia. Management includes nonspecific steps, such as topical medications (ie, corticosteroids and cycloplegics) and face-mask and eye-mask oxygen delivery, as well as specific steps related to the underlying cause (eg, removal of an encircling scleral buckle).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-543
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmology Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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