Retinal artery occlusion, also known as an eye stroke, is a serious medical condition that can cause permanent loss of sight. This can all happen in an instant, without causing any pain. A 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.
Our Retinal Artery Occlusion Treatment
Retina Care Consultants, P.A., specializes in managing central retinal artery occlusions. If you experience sudden loss of vision, seek an immediate dilated eye examination with us at one of our Sarasota and Manatee Count office locations. This exam may involve dilation, blood tests, photographs, or other specialized imaging tests of the retina.
Get Immediate Help For Your Eye Stroke
Retinal artery occlusion may be a warning sign for a life-threatening condition, so don’t delay immediate medical attention if you are experiencing the symptoms mentioned above. Contact us for retinal artery occlusion treatment today in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Lakewood Ranch, FL. Come to one of our two convenient locations in the area and we’ll give you the immediate care you need for your eye stroke.
For more information regarding eye strokes, check out our patient services education page or visit the American Society of Retina Specialists webpage.