Cardiac catheterization is a standard procedure performed approximately 1 million times per year. Transient cortical blindness is a rare complication of this procedure. Herein we report a case of complete bilateral vision loss after cardiac catheterization through right radial access, which, to our knowledge, has only been reported once before. Prompt identification of this complication is crucial for patient care. This report provides insight into the diagnostic difficulties, differential diagnosis, imaging findings, and management of transient cortical blindness.
Raval, Maharshi; Trivedi, Jaahnavee; Curry, Ishbel; Sanghvi, Labdhi; Patel, Sagar; Alexandrov, Paul; Saber, Walid; Aumentado, Dennis; Al-Yacoub, Motasem; and Elgabry, Ibrahim
"Transient Cortical Blindness After Cardiac Catheterization: A Case Report and Review of Possible Neurological Etiologies,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 13:
6, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol13/iss6/6