Ophthalmologic findings in 70 patients with evidence of retinal embolism.

  title={Ophthalmologic findings in 70 patients with evidence of retinal embolism.},
  author={Jorge Arruga and Michael D. Sanders},
  volume={89 12},
Seventy cases of retinal embolism showed cholesterol and platelet-fibrin emboli, usually from a carotid source, and calcific emboli, usually from a cardiac source, in that order of frequency. A marked preference for the temporal circulation, and particularly for the posterior pole, was observed with all the types of emboli. Only patients with cholesterol embolism complained of amaurosis fugax, whereas all the patients with calcific or stationary platelet-fibrin emboli experienced permanent… CONTINUE READING
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