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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 195-197

Ocular decompression retinopathy after laser iridotomy in a patient with acute angle closure

Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei City Hospital, Renai Branch, Taipei City, Taiwan

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Shiow-Wen Liou
Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei City Hospital, Renai Branch, Number 10, Section 4, Renai Road, Daan District, Taipei City
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DOI: 10.1016/j.tjo.2014.10.005

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A 65-year-old female developed elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) with angle closure in the right eye. The fundus examination revealed vitreo-retinal hemorrhage that had occurred after neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser iridotomy. The retinal hemorrhage resolved spontaneously. This is a rare complication that occurs when the IOP is lowered rapidly. Ocular decompression reti-nopathy (ODR) was identified. We reviewed several cases of ODR that were treated by various interventions. We also discuss the possible pathogenesis, prognosis, and treatment strategy.

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