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A case of cilioretinal artery occlusion resembling hemicentral retinal artery occlusion

Authors Makino S, Ohkawara, Sato Y

Received 11 September 2012

Accepted for publication 8 October 2012

Published 23 November 2012 Volume 2012:6 Pages 1945—1947

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S37991

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Shinji Makino, Yuriko Ohkawara, Yukihiro Sato

Department of Ophthalmology, Jichi Medical University, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, Japan

Abstract: A 77-year-old man presented with an inferior hemivisual field defect in the left eye. Funduscopy revealed well demarcated retinal edema of the superior quadrant resembling hemicentral retinal artery occlusion. Further, the upper and inferior retinal arteries emerged separately from the optic disc. Fluorescein angiography demonstrated a marked filling delay of the upper retinal artery. We repeated fluorescein angiography, which showed that the involved upper retinal artery was a cilioretinal artery having an earlier dye appearance than the lower retinal artery. We suggest that when cases of hemicentral retinal artery occlusion are encountered, vascular architecture at the optic disc should be evaluated carefully.

Keywords: cilioretinal artery occlusion, hemicentral retinal artery occlusion, fluorescein fundus angiography

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