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Case 5-14. Central Retinal Artery Occlusion with Cilioretinal Artery Perfusion

Clinical Summary

A 67-year-old woman was examined five years after a central retinal artery occlusion in her right eye. Her macula was spared due to perfusion from a cilioretinal artery in the superior macula. Slit-lamp examination (A) revealed a normal macula with attenuated retinal vessels. Her visual acuity in this eye was 20/30,

Optical Coherence Tomography

A vertical OCT image (B) showed severe retinal thinning inferior to the fovea consistent with prolonged retinal ischemia- The retinal thickness in the superior macula appeared normal in the region perfused by the cilioretinal arterv m

CHAPTER 6 Diabetic Retinopathy

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