An asymptomatic air embolism in the right superior ophthalmic vein was discovered incidentally during a cerebral computed tomography, most likely due to a preceding intravenous fluid bolus. This case illustrates the potential risk of air emboli being propagated to the cerebral venous circulation during routine injections and fluid resuscitation.
Departments of Ophthalmology (MR-T, NV, AWH) and Radiology (AV), Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Australia; and Menzies Research Institute (NV, AWH), Hobart, Australia.
Address correspondence to Michael Rossiter-Thornton, FRANZCO, Department of Ophthalmology, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Hospital Road, Concord, Sydney, NSW 2139, Australia; E-mail: email@example.com
The authors report no conflicts of interest.