Case Study 101 Central Retinal Artery Embolus

  • Roger P. Harrie
  • Cynthia J. Kendall


TH is a 51-year-old man who presented to the emergency room with a history of a sudden loss of vision in his right eye 3 h previously. He was found to have vision in that eye of light perception with 20/20 in his left eye. An ophthalmology consult was requested and documented a 3+ afferent defect on the right and a cherry red spot in the fovea consistent with marked retinal edema. No emboli were seen.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger P. Harrie
    • 1
  • Cynthia J. Kendall
    • 2
  1. 1.Moran Eye CenterUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.SacramentoUSA

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