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Clinical and Experimental Nephrology

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 82–84 | Cite as

Hyperbaric therapy for bilateral visual loss during hemodialysis

  • Yoav Keynan
  • Yoav Yanir
  • Avi Shupak
CASE REPORT

Abstract

Bilateral vision loss during hemodialysis is a rare but devastating entity, with grim prognosis for sight. The etiologies are diverse but share ischemia as a common mechanism. This is a report of a patient with bilateral sight loss during hemodialysis, with early hyperbaric treatment and return of visual acuity to baseline. Hyperbaric treatment should be considered, where early administration is possible, for bilateral blindness during hemodialysis.

Key words

Hemodialysis Hyperbaric oxygen Sudden blindness 

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© Japanese Society of Nephrology 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Israel Naval Medical InstituteIsrael Defence Forces Medical CorpsHaifaIsrael

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