Korean J Ophthalmol.  2016 Oct;30(5):390-391. 10.3341/kjo.2016.30.5.390.

Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Masquerading as Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion

  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. eyedr@dsmc.or.kr


No abstract available.

MeSH Terms

Retinal Artery Occlusion*
Retinal Artery*


  • Fig. 1 (A) Fundus photograph of branch retinal artery occlusion (RAO) with an ischemic opacity at the inferotemporal lesion 6 years before presentation. (B-D) Early-to-late phase fluorescein angiography of branch RAO with non-perfusion in the inferotemporal arcade 6 years before presentation. (E) Fundus photograph of the recent central RAO with an ischemic opacity in the superior retina. (F-H) Early-to-late phase fluorescein angiography of the recent central RAO with blockage of the whole retinal artery. (I) Vertical view of spectral domain optical coherence tomography revealed an edematous retina with an ischemic opacity lesion and without any edema change in the existing branch RAO lesion.


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