Case 3 – CRAO
Hyperbaric oxygen has many uses not only related to diving related injuries.
This case demonstrates a use that has nothing to do with the water: central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO).
We have previously discussed this at EMDocs as well here.
We discuss the following:
- 2 cases
- Anatomy and pathophysiology of this disease
- Work up in the acute care setting
- Other considerations
- Need for hospitalization (these patients should probably get a stroke work up for their eye stroke)
- Ophthalmology management
- Stroke work up
- Hyperbaric management
- HCMC hyperbaric data
- Initial Vision: Hand motion
- Final Vision: 20/200
- Initial vision: 20/400
- Final vision: 20/25 -2