Anterior segment ischemia after surgery on 2 vertical rectus muscles augmented with lateral fixation sutures.

Burton Kushner // Publications // Oct 01 2001

PubMed ID: 11641644

Author(s): Murdock TJ, Kushner BJ. Anterior segment ischemia after surgery on 2 vertical rectus muscles augmented with lateral fixation sutures. J AAPOS. 2001 Oct;5(5):323-4. PMID 11641644

Journal: Journal Of Aapos : The Official Publication Of The American Association For Pediatric Ophthalmology And Strabismus, Volume 5, Issue 5, Oct 2001

Anterior segment ischemia is a rare but potentially serious complication of strabismus surgery. Anterior ischemia typically occurs after surgery on 3 or 4 rectus muscles. Advanced age, dysthyroid ophthalmopathy, and a history of previous strabismus surgery are known risk factors for this complication. This report reviews the case of a healthy 50-year-old patient who developed anterior segment ischemia after surgery on 2 rectus muscles.