Jacobs Journal of Ophthalmology

Multimodal Imaging Before and After Retinal Embolectomy

Published on: 2019-06-03

Abstract

Brief summary statement: To report a case of retinal embolectomy in a branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) evaluated with a multimodal imaging approach before and after the surgery. Purpose: To report a case of retinal embolectomy in a branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) evaluated with a multimodal imaging approach before and after the surgery. Methods: We evaluated, using Optical Coherence Tomography – Angiography (OCTA), a case of BRAO with visible embolus treated with surgical embolectomy. Patient: a 67-years-old man with sudden visual field defect in his right eye and previous history of retinal occlusive disorders. Results: OCT-A analysis showed a normal superficial vascular plexus although the deeper one resulted still abnormal with significant alteration of the blood vessels flow at 30 days after the surgery. Conclusion: In our case OCT-A resulted a fundamental examination, as the patient was not keen to receive FFA and allowed us to study the blood flow characteristic before and after the operation.

Keywords

Angiography; Branch retinal artery occlusion; Intravascular embolus; Optical Coherence Tomography, Retinal embolectomy; Retinal fybrinolysis