retinal artery occlusion

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Blockage of the central retinal artery or one of it's branches should be considered in all cases of sudden, painless loss of vision. However, it is relatively uncommon, and usually affects the elderly. Urgent action is required if a permanent visual defect is to be avoided.

Last reviewed 01/2018