DG Journal Club
J Med Case Rep. 2022 Aug 9; 16(1): 303
BACKGROUND We describe a patient presenting with central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) of the right eye after retrobulbar anesthesia with adrenaline for macular pucker surgery. CASE PRESENTATION The patient, a 67-year-old Caucasian man, developed a CRAO postoperatively by the next-day control likely due to the retrobulbar injection of a combination of Xylocaine and Bupivacaine with adrenaline as anesthetic. CONCLUSIONS The addition of adrenaline to the standard anesthetic solution could be a risk factor for serious complications, such as CRAO.