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Doubly Blinded: An Uncommon Cause of Acute Visual Loss Due to Orbital Compartment Syndrome

by 1,* and 2
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Internal Medicine Division, White River Health System, Batesville, AR 72501, USA
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Electrophysiology Division, White River Health System, Batesville, AR 72501, USA
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Clin. Pract. 2021, 11(2), 327-331; https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11020046
Received: 14 April 2021 / Revised: 17 May 2021 / Accepted: 18 May 2021 / Published: 24 May 2021
A 68-year-old female patient with a past medical history of atrial fibrillation on anticoagulation regimen with Apixaban and Clopidogrel presented for her scheduled Watchman device implantation. The device was indicated as patient was high risk for falling. Successful implantation of the left atrial appendage device was carried out, and the patient was sent to the floor. One hour after the procedure, the patient started having left-sided diplopia along with severe eye pain. An immediate CT scan of the head showed left superior orbital mass, concerning for hematoma. Urgent left canthotomy with cantholysis was conducted bedside. However, despite early interventions, the patient’s vision was lost. View Full-Text
Keywords: retrobulbar hematoma; orbital compartment syndrome retrobulbar hematoma; orbital compartment syndrome
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Sawalha, K.; Nair, D. Doubly Blinded: An Uncommon Cause of Acute Visual Loss Due to Orbital Compartment Syndrome. Clin. Pract. 2021, 11, 327-331. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11020046

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Sawalha K, Nair D. Doubly Blinded: An Uncommon Cause of Acute Visual Loss Due to Orbital Compartment Syndrome. Clinics and Practice. 2021; 11(2):327-331. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11020046

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Sawalha, Khalid, and Devi Nair. 2021. "Doubly Blinded: An Uncommon Cause of Acute Visual Loss Due to Orbital Compartment Syndrome" Clinics and Practice 11, no. 2: 327-331. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11020046

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