2018, Number 1
Rev Cub Oftal 2018; 31 (1)
Perera ME, Molina SY, Llibre GJC, Ramos LM, García FL
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ABSTRACTThe occlusion of the retina central artery is considered an ophthalmological emergency with poor visual prognosis, despite conventional treatment methods. Recent advances in neuroradiology allow a selective catheterization in the ophthalmic artery and inject a fibrinolytic agent near the site of the obstruction. This intervention could be effective in certain types of occlusions and promising results have been obtained in patients with Central Retina Artery occlusions. We searched different publications related to the specialty, using the database of leading journals of ophthalmology, in the last 10 years; with the objective of showing intra-arterial thrombolysis as an option of treatment for the Retinal Central Artery Occlusion. The low incidence of this disease, together with the fact that patients frequently visit outside the window period, are justifying why no definitive answers are collected, which adds to the heterogeneity of coadjutant treatment used in the different centers, controversial window period and use of fibrinolytics and varied doses. Randomized clinical trials are required to determine its superiority to conventional measures, the degree of benefit as opposed to the risk of adverse events and the type of patients that are candidates for this therapeutic approach that is promising to improve the visual prognosis of these patients.