Transient cortical blindness and successful recovery after coronary bypass surgery

Tasdemir K., Evereklioğlu C., Kaya M. G.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.66, no.5, pp.661-664, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.66.5.2131096
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.661-664
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Left ventricular injury has a bad prognosis, especially when a coronary artery is involved. After perforation of the left cardiac ventricle by a knife, a 19-year-old male patient presented with: (i) complete bilateral visual loss; (ii) left anterior descending (LAD) artery injury; (iii) severe systemic hypotension. Under emergency conditions and cardiopulmonary bypass, the LAD artery was revascularized by a saphenous vein graft. Bilateral blindness recovered within several days.