Ophthalmic artery occlusion following pars plana vitrectomy in a patient with Terson's syndrome
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    Mechanism of ophthalmic artery occlusion following pars plana vitrectomy

    Dear Editor

    Saito et al. present a patient with Terson’s syndrome and vitreous hemorrhage who underwent pars plana vitrectomy and was noted postoperatively to have developed an ophthalmic artery occlusion. They propose that the ophthalmic artery was occluded by the spontaneous release of an embolus from an atheromatous plaque in the internal carotid artery. This seems unlikely in a 39-year-old male without a...

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