Concurrent central retinal artery occlusion and branch retinal vein occlusion in giant cell arteritis

Edward Chu, Celia Chen

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    Abstract

    Ophthalmic involvement in giant cell arteritis can manifest in a number of ways. Central retinal artery occlusion is one of the common causes of visual loss in giant cell arteritis. On the contrary, branch retinal vein occlusion is rarely associated with the latter. We report an 89-yearold lady with acute left central retinal artery occlusion on a background of progressive decline in vision over a 6-month period with a concurrent right branch retinal vein occlusion. Subsequent investigation confirmed giant cell arteritis on temporal artery biopsy. This is the first reported case of a concurrent central retinal artery occlusion and branch retinal vein occlusion in giant cell arteritis, and highlights the various ocular presentations that can occur in giant cell arteritis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)565-567
    Number of pages3
    JournalClinical Ophthamology
    Volume4
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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