How is a laser embolectomy used in the treatment of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO)?

Updated: Jun 11, 2019
  • Author: Robert H Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew G Lee, MD  more...
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Lysis of the emboli can be achieved with Nd:YAG laser. [33, 34, 35] Retinal perfusion with gain of visual function can be achieved. However, complications such as creation of false aneurysms and vitreous hemorrhage may arise.


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