The effect of perioperative embolisation on visual function in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy.

@article{Gaunt1998TheEO,
  title={The effect of perioperative embolisation on visual function in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy.},
  author={Michael E. Gaunt and Terry Rimmer and Joseph Lorenzo Smith and Peter R. F. Bell and Annemarie Naylor},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          231-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of carotid artery embolisation detected by transcranial Doppler (TCD) monitoring during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) on visual function. DESIGN A prospective study. Visual function was assessed by an independent ophthalmalogist. MATERIALS One hundred consecutive patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy. METHODS All patients underwent pre- and postoperative retinal fundoscopy and automated visual field analysis. Intraoperative emboli were detected by… CONTINUE READING
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