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Central retinal artery occlusion

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Dr Su-yin Koay, Dr Abigail Eve Kaye, Dr Alexander Ionides
Foundation Years Journal, volume 9, issue 6, p.10 (123Doc Education, London, June 2015)


A central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is in some ways the ocular equivalent of a cerebral stroke. It is one of the few time-dependent ophthalmic emergencies. We describe a case of CRAO with macula sparing, which resulted in the patient having preserved central vision and thus reasonably good visual acuity.

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Dr Su-yin Koay

Moorfields Eye Hospital, 162 City Road, London, EC1V 2PD

Dr Abigail Eve Kaye

St.George's Hospital,Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London, SW17 0QT

Dr Alexander Ionides (Corresponding author)

Moorfields Eye Hospital, 162 City Road, London, EC1V 2PD


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