*  Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion disease: Malacards - Research Articles, Drugs, Genes, Clinical Trials
MalaCards based summary : Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion, also known as retinal artery occlusion, is related to ischemic optic neuropathy and central retinal artery occlusion, and has symptoms including amaurosis fugax An important gene associated with Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion is MTHFR (Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase), and among its related pathways/superpathways are Formation of Fibrin Clot (Clotting Cascade) and Complement and coagulation cascades. The drugs Dipivefrin and Triamcinolone have been mentioned in the context of this disorder. Affiliated tissues include eye, thyroid and retina, and related phenotype is mortality/aging ...
*  Central Retinal Artery Occlusion - JOMTonline.com
What is Central Retinal Artery Occlusion?. The central retinal artery branches off the ophthalmic artery which in turn branches off the internal carotid artery. The central retinal artery is vital because it supplies blood to the inner two-thirds of the retina. . If the central retinal artery becomes occluded, there will be a sudden painless loss of vision in that eye.. Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is generally due to an embolism including platelet-fibrin, cholesterol, or calcium plaque. The emboli break off vessel walls ...
*  Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
... is a pathological condition in which the arteries which carry blood to the eye become blocked resulting in sudden vision loss in the affected eye. The retina is a layer of nerves behind the inner eye who function is to sense light. The function of the retina is to transform images into signals which are sent to brain via the optic nerves and an individual is able to see the image. Thus, a blockage of the artery in the retina is potentially a serious condition. This blockage usually is caused due to a clot or fatty deposits in the blood vessels. Central Retinal Artery Occlusion is a condition which requires immediate medical attention because if the clot traverses and reaches the brain then it may result in a stroke ...
*  retinal artery occlusion - oi
Blockage of arterial blood supply to the retina, usually as a result of thrombosis or embolism. The central retinal artery enters the eye at the optic disc and then divides into branches to supply different parts of the retina. Blockage of the central retinal artery (central retinal artery occlusion) usually results in sudden painless loss of vision. Blockage of one of the branches of the central retinal artery (branch retinal artery occlusion) results in ischaemia of the retina supplied by the occluded vessel and related visual field loss. ...
*  Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion
... (BRAO) blocks the small arteries in the retina, the light- sensing nerve layer lining the back of the eye. The most common cause of BRAO is a thrombosis, the formation of a blood clot. Sometimes the blockage is caused by an embolus, a clot carried by the blood from another part of the body.. ...
*  Idiopathic Retinal Vasculitis, Aneurysms, and Neuroretinitis Syndrome Presenting With Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion
Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina | Idiopathic retinal vasculitis, aneurysms, and neuroretinitis (IRVAN) is a rare syndrome affecting the retinal and optic disc vasculature. Diffuse retinal ischemia, macular edema, and neovascularization may lead to bilateral vision loss. The authors report a case of a 36-year-old woman presenting with branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) in her right eye who was subsequently diagnosed with IRVAN
*  Spontaneous Central Retinal Artery Occlusion in a Teenager with Sickle Cell Trait - Semantic Scholar
Sickle cell trait (SCT) is traditionally considered a benign condition by ophthalmologists. Several studies have reported ocular complications in SCT, but these complications have been described as a consequence of trauma, exertion, and associated systemic disorders. We here in the report a case of an Arab teen boy, who presented with a sudden loss of vision in his left eye of 1 h duration. The ocular examination revealed acute central retinal artery occlusion. He underwent a series of laboratory and radiological investigations. The blood investigations revealed SCT and abnormal partial thromboplastin time. The fundus fluorescein angiography revealed abnormal retinal vascular perfusion. Marked blood rheological impairment and activation of the coagulation pathway can occur without any contributing factors in SCT leading to severe ocular complications. This is one of the young patients with spontaneous ...
*  O2.0 - hyperbaric oxygen therapy news: New on HyperbaricLink: Central Retinal Artery Occlusion (CRAO)
The retina consumes oxygen at a rate faster than any other organ in the body. It is highly sensitive to ischemia, or lack of blood supply. In the treatment of CRAO hyperbaric oxygen therapy has succeeded where others in the last 100 years have failed [UHMS]. But quick access to an emergency-ready chamber is a must. Or as [Medscape] puts it, "Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may be beneficial if begun within 2-12 hours of symptom onset. Institute treatment with other interventions first, as transport to a chamber may usurp precious time." Central retinal artery occlusion offers yet another good reason, then, for the healthcare community to demand 24/7 access to hyperbaric medicine ...
*  Intravenous fibrinolysis in acute non-arteritic central retinal artery occlusion - revisited | IOVS | ARVO Journals
Purpose : Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is an ophthalmologic emergency that often results in severe loss of vision or even blindness. However, no evidence-based therapy exists for the treatment of non-arteritic CRAO. In previous prospective randomized trials (intra-arterial and intravenous fibrinolysis) so far only one patient has been treated within the first 4.5 hours after symptom onset. Methods : In this case series, we report on seven patients who received intravenous fibrinolysis within the first 4.5 hours after symptom onset. Results : The mean Log(MAR) visual acuity increased from 2.5 ("hand motion") (SD ± 0.23) to 1.1 ("20/250")(SD ± 0.76). Furthermore, the visual field improved dramatically in four out of seven patients. No adverse events were observed in this case series. The outcome was far superior compared to the results of previous trials in which lysis could not be performed so promptly. Conclusions : Intravenous ...
*  Unilateral Central Retinal Artery Occlusion in Eisenmenger Syndrome | OMICS International
Background: To report a case of unilateral central retinal artery occlusion in a patient with Eisenmenger syndrome. Methods: Full ophthalmic examination, physical examin..
*  Occlusion of the Central Retinal Artery: Overview
Another name for Occlusion of the Central Retinal Artery is Central Retinal Artery Occlusion. What is central retinal artery occlusion? A person with ...
*  Retinal Artery Occlusion Information, Symptoms (central/branch)
Learn about symptoms and treatment of retinal artery occlusion, which occurs when the central retinal artery or one of the arteries that branch off of it becomes blocked.
*  Retinal Artery Occlusion Summary Report | CureHunter
Retinal Artery Occlusion: Sudden ISCHEMIA in the RETINA due to blocked blood flow through the CENTRAL RETINAL ARTERY or its branches leading to sudden complete or partial loss of vision, respectively, in the eye.
Cosmetic filler injections into the glabellar region or nasolabial fold can cause retinal artery occlusion. Iatrogenic ophthalmic artery occlusion is associated with painful blindness, a thin choroid, brain infarction, and poor visual outcomes, particularly when autologous fat is used. Ophthalmic examination and systematic brain magnetic resonance imaging should be performed in patients with ocular pain after such injections ...
*  Retinal artery occlusion: Update | Public Protection Lawyer's Blog
A couple of months back, a patient with retinal artery occlusion ("RAO") was referred to Atlanta Hyperbaric for hyperbaric oxygen therapy ("HBOT") as her final hope to regain some vision. At that time, I discussed the available medical science in this blog. Recall that the best study was performed on a group of patients who received HBOT soon after the onset of RAO. My patient wasn't so lucky. Many weeks had elapsed between her episode of RAO and her referral to Atlanta Hyperbaric. I am pleased to report that after 18 hyperbaric treatments at 2.4 ATA for 90 minutes, she reports an improvement in visual acuity. I don't have all the data back from her ophthalmologist, and I am planning to continue her HBOT therapy, but I do have some impressive retinal scans. The first scan below shows what her retinas looked like at the beginning of her illness and several months before she was referred:. retinal-scan-1. ...
*  GMS | 21. Jahrestagung der Retinologischen Gesellschaft gemeinsam mit dem 8. Symposium der International Society of Ocular...
For the EAGLE Study Group. Background: To compare the therapeutical efficiacy of local intraarterial fibrinolysis (LIF) versus conservative treatment in patients with an acute central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) in a prospective, randomised and multicenter trial.. Method: The study was started in 2002. The most important inclusion criterias are: (1) age between 18 - 75 years, (2) CRAO not older than 20 hours and (3) visual acuity , 0.32. Primary study endpoint is the visual acuity before and 1 month after therapy. Results: The first interim analysis showed similar visual results in both groups and further recruitment was not recommended. Therefore, the EAGLE trial was stopped. Both therapeutic strategies gave better results as compared to natural course. Until December 2007 84 patients of 17 medical centers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria could be included in the study.The final analysis will be finished in May 2008. ...
*  Eye Stroke Cured for 20-year-old in Delhi
Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion which is caused by the obstruction of the central retinal artery is a rare disease seen among one in 50,000 people.
*  Journal of Retina-Vitreous
*  Explain briefly about retinal artery occlusion? - Answered by top doctors on HealthTap
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*  Ophthalmology - Library
Michael Collins is a board-certified ophthalmologist with nearly 15 years of experience treating patients seeking cataract surgery and LASIK in Fort Myers and Naples, Fla. After reading this journal, providers will be better able to understand (and diagnose, manage, or treat) the post-cataract surgery endophtalmitis, axial length scanning, retinal detachment due to macular hole in high myopia, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, central Eales disease, lead poisoning, infectious crystalline keratopathy and endophthalmitis, orbital hydatid disease, branch retinal artery occlusion, amniotic membrane grafting for conjunctival defect, acute comitant strabismis after chalazion incision, pseudophakic glaucoma after clear lens extraction for high myopia, orbital tuberculosis, and linear nevus sebaceus syndrome ...
*  Ocular Venous Occlusion and Hyperhomocysteinemia | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians
de Bruijne and colleagues (1) suggested an association between venous occlusion in the eye and elevated total plasma homocysteine levels. This association was established in an earlier study published in 1993 (2). In 19 patients who had retinal vein occlusion or retinal artery occlusion before 50 years of age, the incidence of hyperhomocysteinemia, as observed in heterozygosity for homocystinuria, was studied by the performance of a standardized, oral methionine-loading test. In 4 of the 19 patients (21%), 2 with retinal artery occlusion and 2 with central retinal vein occlusion, the afterload peak levels of homocysteine exceeded the mean level (established in normal controls) by more than 2 standard deviations and were well within the ...
*  Retinal vascular occlusion may be the most common cause of retinopathy - Therapeutic Applications of Kinase Inhibitors
Retinal vascular occlusion may be the most common cause of retinopathy leading to severe visual loss in all age groups. antibody syndrome lupus diabetes mellitus cardiovascular disorders bleeding or clotting disorders vasculitis closed-head trauma alcohol consumption main open-angle glaucoma or angle-closure glaucoma. In our patients they were ruled out afterdoing allpertaining investigations. The cases were managed with further avoidance of oral contraceptives and intra-vitreal injections of Bevacizumab (Avastin) an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF drug) and Triamcinolone acetonide (a long acting synthetic steroid). Hence even if no systemic diseases are detected. Physical examinations are recommended for youthful women in dental contraceptive pills periodically. fertilization retinal vascular occlusion dental contraceptive pills Launch An ophthalmologist could see AZ-960 many situations ...
*  Rapid Recovery Hyperbarics: November 2011
Barbara McCullough and her daughter Alyssa Tate. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and fast intervention by doctors and staff of the Christiana Care Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center helped Alyssa Tait retain some vision in her right eye, after the sudden onset of a rare medical condition similar to a stroke inside the eye.. Word of a young University of Delaware student's rare medical condition affecting her eyesight reached Christiana Care in a roundabout way. But the emergent, unusual care she received at the Christiana Care Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center was far more direct.. According to her mother, Barbara McCullough, Alyssa Tait was at the Division of Motor Vehicles to take care of some business on a Monday morning several months ago when she stood up, got dizzy and suddenly lost most of the vision in her right eye.. "She went to a specialist in ophthalmology-surgery in Wilmington," McCullough says. The diagnosis was a central retinal artery ...
*  DJO | Digital Journal of Ophthalmology
Although our patient was previously diagnosed with anterior uveitis, his clinical presentation, examination findings, and ancillary testing pointed to a vascular etiology of acute bilateral vision loss consistent with giant cell arteritis. In a patient >50 years of age, our history elicited several red flags, including severe new-onset headaches, jaw claudication, scalp tenderness, and recent unexplained weight loss.(2) In addition, his ESR and CRP were significantly elevated. Dilated examination of the left eye showed central retinal artery occlusion as well as involvement of posterior ciliary arteries with corneal opacification and hypotony due to anterior segment ischemia; together, the clinical picture favored occlusion of the ophthalmic artery ...
*  Corneal Inlays: Results of a 18 month Phase 1 Clinical Trial | IOVS | ARVO Journals
Purpose: : To assess the biocompatibility of synthetic corneal inlays over a 18 month period in humans. Methods: : Porous perfluropolyether corneal inlays (LD: 4.3mm ct: 80 microns) were placed under a microkeratome flap (180 microns thickness) without sutures in the unsighted eye of 5 patients. Three patients, aged from 58 to 68 years, were unsighted in one eye as a result of optic atrophy, whilst a further 2 patients, aged 24 and 38 years, were unsighted in one eye as a result of traumatic optic neuropathy and central retinal artery occlusion. The contralateral eye had "good" vision (20/20-20/40). A microkeratome flap without implantation was performed on the unsighted eye of a patient aged 50 years. This patient served as a control. The patients undergoing surgery were assessed at baseline, immediately post-op, at 7 days, 1 month and every month thereafter for 12 months and then at least at 3 monthly intervals. Confocal microscopy has ...