• Background: Retinal artery obstruction is an ophthalmic emergency requiring immediate treatment. Recurrent episodes are the result of thromboembolic seeding and necessitate diagnostic efforts to find a possible source for this seeding. The most common sources of such seeding are the valves of the heart and the carotid arteries. • Case report: We describe a case of a 25-year-old man who had recurrent episodes of retinal artery obstruction due to embolic spread. • Discussion: We suggest the origin of the embolic spread to be a post-traumatic ophthalmic artery aneurysm. The immediate and long-term treatment given to the patient are described, the present case is compared to earlier reports, and the unusual clinical picture and suggested treatment are discussed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology|
|State||Published - Jul 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sensory Systems
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience