ISSN: 2459 - 1777 | E-ISSN 2587-0394
Sequential presentation of superior and inferior branch retinal artery occlusion in the same eye [Beyoglu Eye J]
Beyoglu Eye J. Ahead of Print: BEJ-20982 | DOI: 10.14744/bej.2020.20982

Sequential presentation of superior and inferior branch retinal artery occlusion in the same eye

Berrak Şekeryapan Gediz, Mehmet Ali Şekeroğlu
University Of Health Sciences Ulucanlar Eye Education And Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) accounts for approximately 40% of retinal artery obstructive disease. The visual prognosis is relatively good except for recurrent BRAOs. Recurrent BRAO may be idiopathic or associated with systemic vasculitides, blood dyscrasias, floppy mitral valve and Susac syndrome. In this report a patient with no systemic disease but presented with an inferior branch retinal artery occlusion who has a previous history of superior branch retinal artery occlusion in the same eye was described. In addition it is emphasized that patients with BRAO are at significant risk for future cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events and these patients should be referred to neurologist and cardiologist immediately after diagnosis.

Keywords: Branch retinal artery occlusion, recurrent, Susac syndrome



Corresponding Author: Berrak Şekeryapan Gediz, Türkiye
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