Arterial Occlusions to the Eye: From Retinal Emboli to Ocular Ischemic Syndrome

Celia S. Chen, Daniel Varma, Andrew Lee

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    A loss or lack of blood supply to the eye can result in acute loss of vision. The site of ischemia may be at the level of the retinal arterioles, the central retinal artery, or further back at the ophthalmic and internal carotid artery. Recognizing the symptoms and signs are important to help prevent permanent ischemic and irreversible blindness. The objective of this review article is to provide the general ophthalmologists with information on how to recognize the symptoms and to best manage these patients. The management is to investigate for the cause of the transient monocular visual loss and to apply secondary prevention to address atherosclerotic risk factors to prevent further ischemic events like a stroke.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)349-357
    Number of pages9
    JournalAsia-Pacific journal of ophthalmology (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020


    • ischemia
    • occlusion
    • retinal artery
    • visual loss
    • Occlusion
    • Ischemia
    • Retinal artery
    • Visual loss


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