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A 32-year-old female asked about a 49-year-old male:

After having a epistaxis and a small balloon catheter put in to stop the bleeding i lost vision in the eye on the same side it was put in?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
This is very rare: If the epistaxis was arising from a large artery in the back of the nose and a balloon catheter was necessary, it is theoretically possible that an embolus (blood clot) could have been transmitted to the ophthalmic artery. You need to see an ophthalmologist ASAP.

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