Analysis of emboli and blood flow in the ophthalmic artery to understand retinal artery occlusion.

@article{Kaufmann2014AnalysisOE,
  title={Analysis of emboli and blood flow in the ophthalmic artery to understand retinal artery occlusion.},
  author={Tim Arne Simon Kaufmann and Christoph Leisser and Jeannie Gemsa and Ulrich Steinseifer},
  journal={Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical engineering},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={471-7}
}
Retinal artery occlusion (RAO) is a common ocular vascular occlusive disorder that may lead to partial or complete retinal ischemia with sudden visual deterioration and visual field defects. Although RAO has been investigated since 1859, the main mechanism is still not fully understood. While hypoperfusion of the ophthalmic artery (OA) due to severe stenosis of the internal carotid artery might lead to RAO, emboli are assumed to be the main reason. Intra-arterial thrombolysis is not a… CONTINUE READING