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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 388-389

Cilioretinal artery occlusion following intranasal cocaine insufflations


Department of Medical Retina, Dr. A Govindarajan Eye Hospital and Research Institute, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Balaji Kannan
Dr. A Govindarajan Eye Hospital, 6, Officer's Colony, Puthur, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu - 620 017
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.83619

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Cocaine is used to produce a euphoric effect by abusers, who may be unaware of the devastating systemic and ocular side effects of this drug. We describe the first known case of cilioretinal artery occlusion after intranasal cocaine abuse.


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