Posterior ciliary-artery occlusion after subcutaneous silicone-oil injection.

Publications // Thomas Stevens // Sep 01 1988

PubMed ID: 3190114

Author(s): Shin H, Lemke BN, Stevens TS, Lim MJ. Posterior ciliary-artery occlusion after subcutaneous silicone-oil injection. Ann Ophthalmol. 1988 Sep;20(9):342-4. PMID 3190114

Journal: Annals Of Ophthalmology, Volume 20, Issue 9, Sep 1988

Visual loss occurred after subcutaneous silicone-oil injection for cosmetic purposes. To our knowledge, this is the first instance of amaurosis caused by a subcutaneous foreign-material injection that spared the central retinal artery and affected portions of the posterior ciliary-artery distribution, including a probable cilioretinal artery. The visual-field defects produced allow a rare opportunity to view the distribution of the human posterior ciliary-artery circulation by means of this in vivo pathologic embolic process. The facial arterial anatomy pertinent to ocular embolism is also discussed.