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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

Choroidal neovascularization secondary to ocular penetration during retrobulbar anesthesia and its treatment


Department of Ophthalmology, İnönü University Turgut Özal Medical Center, Malatya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Seyhan Dikci
Department of Ophthalmology, Inonu University Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Malatya
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.200695

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Retrobulbar anesthesia is still used before ocular surgery; however, it has various complications including ocular penetration. The penetration/perforation of the globe can cause complications such as endophthalmitis, retinal detachment, and scotoma. Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) is rarely seen, following choroidal rupture in penetrating eye injuries. Here, we present a patient who underwent a pars plana vitrectomy for vitreous hemorrhage secondary to ocular penetration during a retrobulbar injection for cataract surgery. This patient later developed CNV at the penetration site during follow-up. Physicians should remember that CNV can occur as an unusual late complication of ocular penetration during retrobulbar anesthesia.


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