Newly reported from the USA: Novel Protocol Can Help to Rapidly Diagnose Eye Stroke

A novel protocol can be used to diagnose eye stroke and expedite treatment, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in Ophthalmology.

Gareth M.C. Lema, M.D., Ph.D., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues conducted a retrospective case series in adults who presented with painless monocular vision loss and were diagnosed with non-arteritic retinal artery occlusion. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) machines were placed in the stroke center or emergency department at three hospitals. Patients were evaluated by the stroke neurology service and underwent OCT; the images were interpreted remotely. Intra-arterial tissue plasminogen activator (IA-tPA) treatment was provided to eligible patients.

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