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Update on treatment of retinal arterial occlusions

Rumelt, Shimon1; Brown, Gary C.2

Current Opinion in Ophthalmology: June 2003 - Volume 14 - Issue 3 - p 139–141
Retina and vitreous disorders

Retinal arterial occlusion remains a difficult clinical entity to manage. Treatment can best be categorized as conservative (ocular massage, pharmacologic, anterior chamber paracentesis) and invasive (catheterization of the proximal ophthalmic artery through the femoral artery with the infusion of thrombolytic agents). Most reports remain anecdotal due to its low incidence (0.85/100,000/y).

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Western Galilee-Nahariya Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel

2 Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Correspondence to Gary C. Brown, MD, MBA, Retinal Vascular Unit, Wills Eye Hospital, 900 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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