Effects of carotid endarterectomy on retinal visual functions

Adiel Barak, Yoseph Glovinsky*, Amir Alhalel, Raphael Adar, Giora Treister, Jacob Schneiderman

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The purpose of this nonrandomized clinical study was to evaluate changes in visual functions after carotid artery endarterectomy. Contrast sensitivity, differential light sensitivity, and wholefield absolute scotopic threshold were tested in 13 patients before surgery and at 1 week and 12 weeks postoperatively. We concluded that ipsilateral temporary improvement in visual functions may occur following carotid endarterectomy. This effect may be the result of a temporary increase in the ipsilateral ocular blood flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-133
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology - Glaucoma
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000


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