Ipsilateral globe penetration and transient contralateral amaurosis following retrobulbar anesthesia

Ling Ing Lau, Po Kang Lin, Wen-Ming Hsu, Jorn Hon Liu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a rare complication of retrobulbar anesthesia with ipsilateral globe penetration and transient contralateral amaurosis. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 63-year-old woman complained of vision loss in the right eye immediately following cataract surgery on the left eye. RESULTS: Right eye vision decreased to no light perception with clear media and normal fundus. The vision recovered to baseline in 12 hours. Left eye vision was checked and demonstrated only light perception. Fundus examination disclosed preretinal and vitreous hemorrhage. During vitrectomy of the left eye, a penetrating wound below the optic disk with retinal detachment was found. CONCLUSION: The ipsilateral globe penetration wound depicts the mechanism of contralateral amaurosis following retrobulbar anesthesia of the case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-252
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume135
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Blindness
Anesthesia
Penetrating Wounds
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Light
Vitrectomy
Optic Disk
Retinal Detachment
Cataract
Wounds and Injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

Cite this

Ipsilateral globe penetration and transient contralateral amaurosis following retrobulbar anesthesia. / Lau, Ling Ing; Lin, Po Kang; Hsu, Wen-Ming; Liu, Jorn Hon.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 135, No. 2, 01.02.2003, p. 251-252.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{0f092da72d904c008cd780083c2ffa30,
title = "Ipsilateral globe penetration and transient contralateral amaurosis following retrobulbar anesthesia",
abstract = "PURPOSE: To report a rare complication of retrobulbar anesthesia with ipsilateral globe penetration and transient contralateral amaurosis. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 63-year-old woman complained of vision loss in the right eye immediately following cataract surgery on the left eye. RESULTS: Right eye vision decreased to no light perception with clear media and normal fundus. The vision recovered to baseline in 12 hours. Left eye vision was checked and demonstrated only light perception. Fundus examination disclosed preretinal and vitreous hemorrhage. During vitrectomy of the left eye, a penetrating wound below the optic disk with retinal detachment was found. CONCLUSION: The ipsilateral globe penetration wound depicts the mechanism of contralateral amaurosis following retrobulbar anesthesia of the case.",
author = "Lau, {Ling Ing} and Lin, {Po Kang} and Wen-Ming Hsu and Liu, {Jorn Hon}",
year = "2003",
month = "2",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/S0002-9394(02)01943-8",
language = "English",
volume = "135",
pages = "251--252",
journal = "American Journal of Ophthalmology",
issn = "0002-9394",
publisher = "Elsevier USA",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Ipsilateral globe penetration and transient contralateral amaurosis following retrobulbar anesthesia

AU - Lau, Ling Ing

AU - Lin, Po Kang

AU - Hsu, Wen-Ming

AU - Liu, Jorn Hon

PY - 2003/2/1

Y1 - 2003/2/1

N2 - PURPOSE: To report a rare complication of retrobulbar anesthesia with ipsilateral globe penetration and transient contralateral amaurosis. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 63-year-old woman complained of vision loss in the right eye immediately following cataract surgery on the left eye. RESULTS: Right eye vision decreased to no light perception with clear media and normal fundus. The vision recovered to baseline in 12 hours. Left eye vision was checked and demonstrated only light perception. Fundus examination disclosed preretinal and vitreous hemorrhage. During vitrectomy of the left eye, a penetrating wound below the optic disk with retinal detachment was found. CONCLUSION: The ipsilateral globe penetration wound depicts the mechanism of contralateral amaurosis following retrobulbar anesthesia of the case.

AB - PURPOSE: To report a rare complication of retrobulbar anesthesia with ipsilateral globe penetration and transient contralateral amaurosis. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 63-year-old woman complained of vision loss in the right eye immediately following cataract surgery on the left eye. RESULTS: Right eye vision decreased to no light perception with clear media and normal fundus. The vision recovered to baseline in 12 hours. Left eye vision was checked and demonstrated only light perception. Fundus examination disclosed preretinal and vitreous hemorrhage. During vitrectomy of the left eye, a penetrating wound below the optic disk with retinal detachment was found. CONCLUSION: The ipsilateral globe penetration wound depicts the mechanism of contralateral amaurosis following retrobulbar anesthesia of the case.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0037307811&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0037307811&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/S0002-9394(02)01943-8

DO - 10.1016/S0002-9394(02)01943-8

M3 - Article

VL - 135

SP - 251

EP - 252

JO - American Journal of Ophthalmology

JF - American Journal of Ophthalmology

SN - 0002-9394

IS - 2

ER -