Fresh Embolus of Inferior Retinal Artery

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Identifier 28_Fresh Embolus of Inferior Retinal Artery
Title Fresh Embolus of Inferior Retinal Artery
Subject Retina; Embolism; Retinal Artery; Retinal Vessels; Retinal Hemorrhage; Optic Disk; Fundus Oculi
Presenting Symptom Blurred vision OD
Pathology Embolism
Clinical The patient was a 56-year old male who developed blurred vision in the superior field of his right eye the week before. He had had two episodes of transient right-sided hemiplegia in the previous 2 years but was otherwise well. He was normotensive and had no signs of cardiac disease. The fundus showed almost complete obliteration of the inferior retinal vessels, opacification of the corresponding retina and a few splinter hemorrhages at the border of the opacity - i.e. in the area of collateral supply. Especially noteworthy is the white embolus on the disc at the point of emergence of the retinal vessels on the edge of the physiologic cup.
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
Rights Management Copyright 2008. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
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
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s60z74z1
Setname ehsl_novel_dgc
Date Created 2012-03-20
Date Modified 2012-07-11
ID 177285
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