Acute Obstruction of the Central Retinal Artery without Involvement of the Cilioretinal Artery

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Identifier 25_Acute Obstruction of the Central Retinal Artery without Involvement of the Cilioretinal Artery
Title Acute Obstruction of the Central Retinal Artery without Involvement of the Cilioretinal Artery
Subject Retina; Retinal Artery Occlusion; Retinal Artery; Embolism; Macula Lutea; Optic Disk; Fundus Oculi
Presenting Symptom Loss of vision OD
Pathology Embolism
Clinical Two cilioretinal arteries emerge from the temporal edge of the disc (separated by the macular vein). Since these arteries derive from the choroidal circulation, they are not involved in obstruction of the retinal artery, and the corresponding portion of the retina, up to the edge of the macula, is spared. The patient was an 18-year old male who had lost vision in the right eye three days previously while engaged in violent physical exercise - doing the "twist". The etiology of the obstruction was not evident, although the central white spot on the disc may represent an embolus.
Disease/Diagnosis Retinal artery occlusion
Creator David G. Cogan, MD (1908-1993), Former Director of Ophthalmology, National Eye Institute
Contributor Primary Donaldson, David D.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1971
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Relation is Part of David G. Cogan Collection; Ocular Fundus Slides
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, 10 N 1900 E, SLC, UT 84112-5890
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s61z463t
Setname ehsl_novel_dgc
Date Created 2012-03-20
Date Modified 2012-07-11
ID 177277
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61z463t
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