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International Ophthalmology

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 47–49 | Cite as

Combined central retinal vein and cilioretinal artery occlusion

  • Giuseppe Querques
  • Francesco Prascina
  • Gian-Marco Sarra
  • Cristiana Iaculli
  • Nicola Delle Noci
Case Report

Abstract

We present a case of combined central retinal vein and cilioretinal artery occlusion which, due to the absence of the temporal branch retinal artery, was initially misdiagnosed as a combined central retinal vein occlusion and temporal branch retinal artery occlusion. Given that – in contrast to cases of combined central artery and central retinal vein occlusion – the prognosis for cilioretinal artery occlusion with central retinal vein occlusion is quite good, this case illustrates the importance of suspecting an unusual condition in the presence of a combined occlusion.

Keywords

Central retinal vein occlusion Cilioretinal artery occlusion Combined occlusion Homocysteine Microperimetry 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Dr Agnès Glacet-Bernard for her comments and suggestions supporting the correct diagnosis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Querques
    • 1
  • Francesco Prascina
    • 1
  • Gian-Marco Sarra
    • 1
  • Cristiana Iaculli
    • 1
  • Nicola Delle Noci
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, Policlinico Riuniti di FoggiaUniversity of FoggiaFoggiaItaly

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