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Hemicentral retinal artery occlusion in young adults

Chopdar, Amresh

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Indian Journal of Ophthalmology: July 2013 - Volume 61 - Issue 7 - p 365
doi: 10.4103/0301-4738.97559
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Sir,

I would like to correct my comment in my original letter,[1] commenting on the article published by Rishi et al.,[2] which is “this condition is unlikely to occur on ground of embryology, as the central retinal artery develops from a single hyaloid artery and enters the lamina cribrosa.” Now, my attention has been drawn by Dr. S S Hayreh that on certain occasions it is possible to have two central retinal arteries.[3] Therefore, it is possible to have the condition as described by Rishi et al.[2]

1. Chopdar A. Hemi-central retinal artery occlusion in young adults Indian J Ophthalmol. 2011;59:261–2
2. Rishi P, Rishi E, Sharma T, Mahajan S. Hemi-central retinal artery occlusion in young adults Indian J Ophthalmol. 2010;58:425–32
3. Singh S, Dass R. The central artery of the retina. I. Origin and course Br J Ophthalmol. 1960;44:193–212
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