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Branch retinal artery occlusion following elective percutaneous coronary intervention
  1. Jeremy O'Connor1,
  2. Thomas J Kiernan2
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland
  2. 2Department of Interventional Cardiology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Jeremy O'Connor, Department of Ophthalmology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland; jeremyoconnor_ie{at}

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A 71-year-old man presented to the ophthalmic emergency department with painless loss of the upper half of his visual field in the right eye 1 day after elective percutaneous coronary intervention of a type A right coronary artery lesion had been performed uneventfully using acetylsalicylic acid and clopidogrel. Unfractionated heparin had been used, achieving an activated clotting time of >250 s intraprocedurally.

Visual acuity was 20/40. He …

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