Retrobulbar haemorrhage associated with chronic Gingko biloba ingestion
- Correspondence to: Mr Kenneth Fong, Department of Ophthalmology, Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge UB8 3NN, UK;
- Received 7 January 2003
- Accepted 9 March 2003
Retrobulbar haemorrhage is a rare and potentially sight threatening complication after peribulbar local anaesthetic injection for cataract surgery. A case is reported of a woman who developed this complication and was subsequently found to have been taking Gingko biloba extract tablets which may have predisposed her to developing the haemorrhage.