Retinal Artery Occlusion

Retinal Artery Occlusion is caused by the blockage of blood flow to the retina (similar to a stroke in the brain). Risk factors for artery occlusion include older age, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Common symptoms of artery occlusion include sudden painless loss of central or peripheral vision.

Retina Care Consultants, P.A., is specialized in managing central retinal artery occlusions. If you experience sudden loss of vision, seek an immediate dilated eye examination with an ophthalmologist. This exam may involve blood tests, photographs, or other specialized imaging tests of the retina. An artery occlusion may be a warning of a sight or life-threatening condition, so don’t delay immediate medical attention if you are experiencing the symptoms mentioned above.

For more information regarding retinal artery occlusions, please visit the following U.S. National Library of Medicine website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002023/
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