Reversal of cilioretinal artery occlusion with intra-arterial tissue plasminogen activator

Andrew J. McClellan, Harry W Flynn, Eric Peterson, Norman J. Schatz

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Purpose: To present the reversal of a cilioretinal artery occlusion with the use of intra-arterial tissue plasminogen activator. Observations: A monocular 74 year old male presented with a cilioretinal artery occlusion. Treatment with intra-arterial tissue plasminogen activator 7 hours after the onset of symptoms led to a complete restoration of vision. Conclusions and importance: Early intervention with tissue plasminogen activator reversed acute onset loss of vision from cilioretinal artery occlusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-139
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017



  • Cilioretinal artery occlusion
  • Tissue plasminogen activator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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