Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

OPHTHALMIC IMAGE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 1194-

Retinal incarceration in the needle perforation track


Vinod Kumar, Prasad N Gupta, Marem C Christy, Shorya V Azad 
 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vinod Kumar
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India




How to cite this article:
Kumar V, Gupta PN, Christy MC, Azad SV. Retinal incarceration in the needle perforation track.Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:1194-1194


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Kumar V, Gupta PN, Christy MC, Azad SV. Retinal incarceration in the needle perforation track. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2023 Feb 2 ];66:1194-1194
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A 60-year-old female was referred due to floaters in her right eye after uneventful cataract surgery performed 2 weeks ago. The patient had reported severe pain during peribulbar injection. A perforation site was seen along superotemporal vascular arcade on multi-color scanning laser and infrared reflectance imaging arrow, [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Fluorescein angiography showed localized nonperfusion [Figure 1]c. Optical coherence tomography showed incarceration of retinal layers and obliteration of choroidal vessels at the perforation site arrow, [Figure 1]d. Vitreous hemorrhage, the cause of floaters, was seen on color photograph and optical coherence tomography arrowheads, [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]d. Ocular perforation during the peribulbar block is a potentially sight-threatening complication.[1] In some cases, the damage may be limited, especially if the drug is not injected into the eye. Retinal incarceration in the present case probably occurred at the time of withdrawal of needle and prevented further retinal detachment.{Figure 1}

The authors present imaging features of retinal incarceration in a needle perforation track following peribulbar anesthesia.

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References

1Gillow JT, Aggarwal RK, Kirkby GR. Ocular perforation during peribulbar anaesthesia. Eye (Lond) 1996;10:533-6.