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International Ophthalmology

, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 1309–1312 | Cite as

Subconjunctival hemorrhage and vision loss after regional ocular anesthesia

  • Umesh Chandra Behera
  • Lapam Panda
  • Sumi Gupta
  • Rohit Ramesh Modi
Case Report

Abstract

Purpose

To report two cases of retinal vascular occlusion and associated subconjunctival hemorrhage in needle optic nerve injury during local bulbar anesthesia.

Methods

Surgical records of these two subjects who presented with acute vision loss after cataract extraction were studied, and systemic workup and ocular imaging were carried out to establish the cause.

Results

Computerized tomography showed evidence of optic nerve injury.

Conclusion

Subconjunctival hemorrhage could be an associated clinical finding in hypodermic needle injury-related retinal vascular occlusion during ocular anesthesia.

Keywords

Central retinal artery occlusion Central retinal vein occlusion Retrobulbar anesthesia Peribulbar anesthesia Subconjunctival hemorrhage 

Notes

Funding

Funding was provided by Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Umesh Chandra Behera
    • 1
  • Lapam Panda
    • 1
  • Sumi Gupta
    • 2
  • Rohit Ramesh Modi
    • 1
  1. 1.L V Prasad Eye InstitutePatia, BhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Srikrishna Eye InstituteHaridwarIndia

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