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Nitroglycerin may relieve vision loss.

Amherst, New York: Emergency treatments for acute loss of vision caused by vascular occlusion (sudden constriction of blood vessels of the eye) usually include surgery. A upstate New York physician reports that she has found sublingual nitroglycerin to be effective in several patients who suffered acute visual loss.

Sharon Kuritzky, M.D., of Amherst, New York in a recent communication to the New England Journal of Medicine (11/15/90:pg 1428), writes, "Nitroglycerin has been shown to produce complete recanalization of experimentally produced retinal-artery occlusion."
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Publication:Nutrition Health Review
Date:Jan 1, 1991
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