Thrombolysis-induced ocular bleeding.
They reported the case of a 66-year-old man who received thrombolytic therapy when he presented with acute MI. Within a few hours, he had impaired vision in his left eye. Fundoscopic examination revealed subretinal hemorrhage, predominantly at the macular and posterior pole, and a large pool of blood between the retina and the vitreous base (Lancet 2005;365:330).
The vitreous hemorrhage brought on by thrombolysis persisted at 3-month follow-up, and vision in the patient's left eye remained impaired.
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|Title Annotation:||CLINICAL CAPSULES|
|Author:||Moon, Mary Ann|
|Publication:||Internal Medicine News|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Mar 15, 2005|
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