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).
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