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EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: John J. Chen, MD, PhD, The University of Iowa

Photographer: Cindy Montague, CRA

Category: Vascular Disorders

Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion (BRAO)

Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion

Figure 1

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31-year-old female presented with an acute onset inferonasal visual field defect in the right eye and found to have a superior branch retinal artery occlusion (Figure 1).

No emboli or Hollenhorst plaques were seen in either eye. Workup included an EKG, carotid doppler, cardiac echo, ANA, ACE, RF, CBC, PT/PTT, anticardiolipin ab, RPR, ANCA, ESR/CRP, which were all negative.

Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion, 1 month later

Figure 2

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1 month later, the retinal whitening and edema resolved (Figure 2), but she still had a residual inferonasal visual field defect of the right eye (Figure 3, Goldmann Visual Field).

Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion, Goldmann Visual Field

Figure 3





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last updated: 08-03-2012
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